Don’t Forget to Complete These 4 Outdoor Maintenance Tasks in June


While the summer is full of exciting adventures with friends, parties with family, and trips to the lake, we can’t forget to take care of our homes. Should you neglect your home, the overall value (both financially and aesthetically) will decrease. Make sure you take time out of your busy schedule this June to accomplish the following 4 vital outdoor maintenance tasks.

Take Care of Your Lawn

What is the first thing you notice about a house? The lawn. You especially notice a lawn when it is unkempt, with tools and junk tossed about, overgrown with weeds, and completely painful to look at. Instead of giving your neighbors a garden to grimace at, take the time to maintain your lawn. You can start with a few simple and easy tasks:

  • Rake any leaves, twigs, or other debris scattered about your lawn.
  • Mow your lawn
  • Use a leaf blower, if necessary
  • Apply fertilizer to revitalize your lawn, if necessary

However, you could trust a local landscaping company to do the work for you. After all, they’re the professionals!

Tend to Your Garden

Your garden needs some love too! Don’t let your garden get overthrown by nasty weeds such as dandelions. These pesky weeds suck up all the nutrients your plants and garden items need to flourish.

Speaking of plants: be sure to give them plenty of water regularly. Otherwise, you can say goodbye to your beautiful garden! Your plants need the proper amount of sunlight and water in order to thrive.

Clean Your Patio

Try to think about the last time you really cleaned off your patio. It was probably a long time ago, right? If so, it’s time to give your patio the cleaning it deserves. Start by removing (or even donating!) the unwanted items, decorations, etc. from your patio. Use a specific type of cleaner that works with your respective type of patio. For instance, some Middle Tennessee homeowners have wood patios, while others have concrete patios.

Once you’ve cleaned your patio, you can also take this opportunity to potentially rearrange your patio furniture or institute a new outdoor décor. You know your friends at Holmes by Design can help with that!

Don’t Forget About Your Car

After long days of hiking, your third soccer game of the day, or spending a day at the beach, your car could use a deep clean too. From the interior to the exterior, remember to clean your car. Just like your home, the longer you go without taking care of your car, the faster the value decreases.

What other home maintenance tasks do you like to complete during the month of June?

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