When spring makes its grand entrance, you’ll need to be armed with a rake and a positive attitude. Winter can be relentless and if you own a business in addition to a home, they’ll both need special care. Here are four springtime clean-up projects you shouldn’t ever ignore.

Turning Over Flower Beds

As soon as the earth becomes soft, remember an important part of your seasonal clean up Kent is to begin turning over your flower beds. Even though you can’t plant yet, it’s good to get the soil aerated and begin fertilizing it. Pluck out all the old and rotting plants from last year before weeds begin taking over. Before you know it, you’ll be planting all your beautiful new flowers.

Sweeping Driveways and Parking Lots

If you own a business, don’t forget to show a little TLC to your parking lot. Parking lots and driveways are notorious for accumulating sand, rocks, litter and all kinds of garbage over the winter. Be sure to have your lot professionally swept every year so it looks attractive to your customers.

Cleaning Drains and Gutters

Along with all the debris that accumulated over the fall and winter, don’t forget drains and gutters. If they fill up and get clogged, you’ll be looking at a lot of unwanted overflow and excess moisture. Get them cleaned out as soon as it’s possible.

Washing Down Lawn Furniture

Warmer weather means spending more time outside and you’ll be able to break out all your yard furniture and lawn ornaments. Since they’ll be dusty and grimy, choose a sunny morning to bring them out for a nice, soapy bath with the hose, then let them dry in the sun.

Using Time Wisely

When spring finally arrives, you’ve only got a small window before heat and weeds take over. Use your time wisely to get things cleaned up and ready so you can start the season right.

By Muezza