Spring is here! And that means that it is time to refresh and rethink at least the exterior of your home. If you are a homeowner who already has pavers -then this blog is for you!
There is something very therapeutic about working in your yard at the beginning of spring. Maybe it’s the promise of warm summer days, or simply knowing that the work you do in the garden today will pay dividends tomorrow. In this two part blog, we are going to review some simple ways to make sure that your yard looks fantastic and well kept.
1.) Give your pavers a good wash
Over the winter months dirt can get caked on the pavers and can ultimately dull their appearance. A good rinse down (nothing crazy) will remove the major dirt and will give your pavers a more fresh look. This is also the time to evaluate if any pavers have any oil stains. If they do, it’s likely that your contractor left you with a few replacement pavers. Simply, pop out the problem paver and insert a new fresh on in its place.
2.) Plants are not made to last a lifetime
One of the fastest ways to spoil good landscape or to make a house look dated is to have plants that are too large for the space. Oftentimes people think that because they landscaped once 5+ years ago, that they are good for the duration of their mortgage. – Not exactly true. While there are no hard or fast rules, small color needs to be replaced seasonally while larger plants might need to be replaced every couple of years (give or take). At the very least, many will require a good trim. By keeping your plants in an appropriate size and shape for the yard, it will keep your space looking manicured and fresh.
Check back for part two!