Give your home and garden a facelift this spring

Spring is the best season to give your home and garden the facelift it so richly deserves. Nothing makes a home look better than some new plants, a fresh coat of paint, and some love for your mailbox. Here are some of the best ways to give your home a makeover:

The front yard

Your yard is the first thing anyone sees when they come or drive past. Create a plan for yard maintenance, including fertilizing the plants, replacing brickwork, and setting up a sprinkler for the warmer weather. The process is simple enough that you can do this yourself over the weekend.

Pressure washing

Fading paint, mildew, and dirty walls make your home look old. Use a pressure washer and take down as much of the muck as you can. Pressure washing is also a good precursor to a new paint job. If you don’t own a pressure washer, there are plenty of locations where you can hire.

House numbers

One of the easiest ways to give the front of your house is to add a house number to your mailbox. Don’t have a number; you can order them online with home delivery from sites like MailboxesResidential.com.

Mailbox maintenance

Every street has its own mailbox identity and more often than not they tend to present some uniformity. Some neighborhoods will have Victorian while some others will standardize on Gaines mailboxes. Regardless, if your mailbox looks old or is different from the other houses, it is time for a change.

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