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The majority of homeowners know that a house’s outdoor space is what sets the tone for the entire home. It provides the first impression for what guests can expect to see inside the home. For example, if the flowerbeds are kept weed-free and the patio or deck is clean, guests will assume that the homeowners truly care about the home. Keeping outdoor spaces well-maintained does not have to require maxing out a credit card because there are numerous budget-friendly ways to improve a home’s outdoor spaces.
First, some simple landscaping techniques can add loads of interesting color and texture to an otherwise boring lawn. Some landscaping tasks, such as planting annuals or perennials, are simple enough for most homeowners to do themselves. Other tasks, such as planting large trees and bushes or planning large flowerbeds, may require a professional landscaping service. Of course, once the landscaping is in, homeowners need to maintain these spaces by watering often, deadheading flowers and trimming bushes. Professionally installed sprinkler systems may be the best option for busy individuals.
Second, cleaning a few outdoor spaces every spring or fall can preserve expensive items, such as patio furniture, gas or charcoal grills and even decks and patios. Most patio furniture can be cleaned with a mild soap and a soft cloth. Even cloth-covered cushions can be cleaned with this solution and a scrub brush because the material is designed to get wet. After the cushions are clean, they can be coated with a fabric protection spray, which will keep them cleaner in the future. At the end of the season, grills should be cleaned by scrubbing off the grates with dish detergent and by cleaning out the inside of the grill to keep the grill from rusting. To clean a deck or patio, a professional service, such as Renew Crew of Topeka/Lawrence is typically needed. These professionals have the eco-friendly materials and machines needed to deep clean these surfaces.
Homeowners can spend one or two weekends doing a couple of these simple tasks to improve the look of their outdoor spaces. Of course, some tasks, such as power cleaning decks or putting in major new landscaping, may require professional help. Individuals can check with many of these professionals because they may offer discounts for a certain amount of work or for new customers.