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The Quick Spruce Up

There is no finer time than right now to begin your spruce up. In a couple of months, depending on where you live, it’s going to be warm and bright. Which means you’re going to want to enjoy your garden and outdoor space to the full list. Through for the quickest thing that comes with the sunshine is being outside.

However, the wintertime can give our homes and gardens quite a battering. From the frosty morning to the torrential downpour is going to have to survey the damage.

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Street debris, good old fashion mud, fallen leaves, twigs and other things might be floating around your front and back garden. And it is most likely all over your paving and all decking. So the best thing to do is get a leaf blower or just a good old broom and clean as much as you can. 

You can then buy or rent a jet washer that is designed to remove any build-up that. The build-up that can often become slippery, slimy and pose somewhat of a hazard. 

Green fingers

If over the winter your grass has got particularly patchy, or you’re just not looking forward to another year of having to mow the lawn every few weeks but it might be time to think about artificial grass. No need to stay green all year round it’s incredibly easy to clean. Have a look for free artificial grass samples and see if you can find something that you like. As for things like plant borders in the more you’re going to need to pull the weeds up and get rid of any dead leaves.

Knock knock

Who’s there? Nobody if your doors look super uninviting and rusty. All of the little cobwebs, dirt, dust, and grime will shine brightly when the sun hits them. If you have a wooden door is the perfect time to sand down and give it a fresh lick of paint. Make sure that you choose a colour that is waterproof and ideal for wood. 

And something you might consider while you’re at it is replacing the knocker and letterbox. Doing this DIY rather than ordering a full door kit is much cheaper.

Fancy fencing

If you have wooden fences, then over the winter they can often get very bent out of shape due to extreme weather. As soon as you catch a little bit of sunshine is the perfect time to repaint any protective coatings and have a look at the foundations of the fence replacing the panels that are broken or showing signs of rot. A small part of wood protecting varnish won’t be too expensive and will keep you your fence in excellent condition for much longer.

And finally, what are you doing all the small jobs outside, grab a bucket of hot soapy water and a huge sponge. Start wiping down all of the windowsills, door handles, and exterior light fittings, and even the steps. In a matter of minutes, your windows and doors will be gleaming. And that can make a huge difference.

The Quick Spruce Up

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