Curb Appeal for Your Home in Spring

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Most of us are staying at home and practicing Physical Distancing in this terrible Covid-19 Crisis. If you are tired of reading or other inside activities, look at this as a push to get us outdoors. Tackle some of that spring yard work that in normal times, many of us never find enough time to do. The weather was up and down until this past week but it seems like summer is here. It creeps up on us and bang, it is like July.  I do not know about you but up until last weekend it seemed a little too cold, especially the nights, to do any planting and then suddenly we felt we were behind on our spring chores. It is the long weekend and the weatherman says we are in for a great one so now is the time.
 Curb appeal is vital if you are thinking of listing your home for sale but it is also very important if you are not moving or contemplating a move. Pride in ownership requires a constant basic improvement plan. You want to greet guests and family ( when it is finally allowed) with the best possible outside look for those summer months ahead. Oudoor living is huge in today's times and particularly when we are in lock-down as we in Chatham-Kent are. It is so important for our mental health to have a pleasant relaxing space to spend time, refresh and enjoy the summer weather. 
 Here are just a few tasks that will give your home a summer wow factor!
1)      Rake up dead leaves and winter debris from under and around the shrubs and gardens
2)      Weed beds and get ground ready for planting flowers. 
3)      Trim shrubs
4)      Put a fresh layer of mulch on beds if applicable.
5)      Clean windows and outside doors in and out.
6)      Put a coat of fresh paint on the front door and garage is they need it. ( Nothing Paint samples
worse than peeling faded paint)
7)      Repair broken or cracked cement on front porch and steps and paint with new aggregate paint ((check with hardware store for prep work needed)
8)      Add a Welcome Mat to front door.
9)      Plant flowers in beds, containers or window boxes. ( Do't do it too soon or you may have to cover them if the weather temperature dips again) Window boxes
Now you have a home with great curb appeal and pride of ownership