Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Getting Ready for Spring

The spring is one of my favorite seasons. It is the season when curb appeal is most important to me. The spring is when the bulbs and plants from the previous years begin to peek out from below the mulch to remind us of their former glory.

During the month of March I will be tending to my returning buds, and making minor repairs to the outside of my home. The screws on the exterior shutters will be tightened or replaced. The house will need pressure washing. The trim will get a touch of paint and the flower beds re-mulched.

The grass will probably get it's first weed treatment and a quick edging application this month. I will be sharing pictures soon of some of my maintenance.

Are there any traditional things you do to add curb appeal to your home? I'd love for you to share.


  1. I've ordered my seeds for this year's garden and can't wait to get them so I can start my seedlings indoors. That's about all I've been able to do here yet. We won't be able to turn & prepare the soil until late April in my zone. We have plans to pressure wash the siding and the wooden deck this spring and I'm toying with the idea of putting in a 4th garden bed in the yard. If we can get the time and energy, we want to scrape/level the ground next to the deck and put some flagstone pavers on a gravel/sand base and make a patio of sorts. Husband wants to put some chairs on it and put in a firepit.
    I'd love to put some fruit & nut trees(cherry & pecan) and a couple of evergreens for windbreak in the yard too, if the money holds out.

  2. That sounds awesom SLugmama. We will do some similar things to our deck and landscaping as well.

    We started prepapring our veggie seedling pots yeasterday and will begin planting in the next week or so. Thanks for sharing.


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