It’s getting warmer – Time to beautify the yard

    Now that it is starting to get warmer again, South Carolinians can start worrying less about snow and ice.  While we may have lingering snow in the coming weeks, we are sure to get warmer temperatures more often.

    As a result, it is time to start thinking about your yard again.  Sure, some may consider yard work as a strenuous task, but it doesn’t have to be.  According to HomeGain, there are several tasks that you can work on now before you start having your annual spring and summer parties in the yard.

    Beautifying your front yard will help make it more welcoming when guests come over
    Beautifying your front yard will help make it more welcoming when guests come over
    1. Plants and flowers are often thought of as nice additions to the back yard since many houses do not have much space in front.  However, you can still add something to the front.  Quite often, a house’s front entrance area has room for decoration.  You can easily accomplish this by adding your favorite lilacs and other beautiful flowers.
    2. Cleaning and repainting the front porch or back deck is always a good idea.  After all, the winter weather can often damage the wood or the paint in these areas.  Checking the sturdiness and retouching the paint in these areas will always help keep them attractive when guests come over.
    3. Keeping pathways free is a great idea.  During the winter, you may decide to put furniture and other small items outside in certain areas.  However, it is important to clear up the pathways in the spring so your guests can move around more freely.
    4. Cleaning up your yard can often be a big task.  But, we all know the leaves and lawn have been unattended to all winter.  Now that it’s getting warmer, those areas will be readily seen by everyone.  Cleaning it up will help beautify the area.
    5. Lay out a new “Welcome” mat.  You want to make sure everyone knows that they are welcome in your home.  You may love that older mat you’ve had for years.  But, let’s face it.  It’s tired and torn.  Replacing it will let everyone know you care enough to make everything fresh and new.
    Replacing your welcome mat will make everyone feel more invited in your home
    Replacing your welcome mat will make everyone feel more invited in your home

    The Powell Group is ready for the warmer weather, and we encourage you to start your spring preparation early.  As always, we are here to answer any questions you may have in improving your home.

    (Pictures used from Flickr)

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