Spring will be there before you know it and while the cold temperatures still have you cooped up by a cozy fire is the perfect time to make a game plan for all those exterior projects you to tackle this year. With some planning and some springtime energy, you can get them completed in time to have some lazy summer days.
New Landscape Design
If you’re thinking of changing things up and making design changes to your landscape design, you could hire a professional or you could get help from one of the many apps you can get for your mobile device that makes the process of designing an outside living area a breeze. Apps like iScape for your iPhone or iPad allows you to use augmented reality 3D or traditional 2D to create landscape design using photos of your home that you can then share with a landscaper or install yourself.
If you’re planting a vegetable garden, you should plant seeds indoors within 4-10 weeks before the last frost which is usually around Memorial Day. If you don’t want seed trays laying all over your house, a collapsible greenhouse is a good option. They don’t have to be anything more than a rack covered in clear plastic that holds several seed trays. Ones with wheels are handy because you can easily move them out onto the deck on warm sunny days. Raised beds are great for people who hate kneeling on the ground to do their gardening. Many plans for raised wooden vegetable garden beds can be found online but the time to start building them is now, so they’re ready to go when your seedlings are ready to plant.
Powerwash House and Driveway
After the last of the snow and ice is gone is a great time to pressure wash your driveway and your home’s siding. If you don’t have your own power washer, you can rent one at most hardware stores for not a lot of money. Be sure to read the instructions carefully because power washers can be surprisingly powerful and destructive if the wrong nozzle is used. If you’ve never power washed your driveway or siding, you’ll be amazed at the years of dirt and grime that will be sprayed away!
Install Copper Gutters
You’ve been wanting them for years, now’s the time to make a plan to beautify your home with copper gutters. Copper gutters are known for more than their beauty, they’re also the most durable gutters that money can buy. If properly maintained, copper gutters can last a century! They may be a little more expensive upfront, but when you factor in their longevity and that you’ll probably never install gutters again, they’re well worth the extra money.
While you may feel like doing this project yourself, copper gutters should always be installed by professionals with lots of experience installing and soldering copper gutters. Gutter Pros can help you design your copper gutter system and will install them for you the right way. Our technicians are highly skilled in the installation and maintenance of all kinds of gutters, both residential and commercial. GutterPros is a full-service gutter company that specializes in commercial gutters, copper gutters, and leaf protection. From installation to maintenance, Gutter Pros does it all. Call us at (314)656-7195 and schedule an appointment today.