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April Maintenance Guide

To – Dos:

Interior – 

  • Test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
  • Run water & flush toilets in less frequently used spaces
  • Clean garbage disposal
  • Service water softener system
  • Clean windows
  • Clean and inspect window screens

Exterior –

  • Clean gutters
  • Clear leaf and plant debris from around the house
  • Clear window wells and stairwells of debris
  • Power-wash windows and siding
  • Inspect driveways, walkways, and patios for cracks and damage from frost heaves
  • Turn on exterior faucets and inspect hoses and sprinklers
  • Clean and organize the garage. Push the snow clearing equipment and sleds to the back and bring forward the lawn care equipment and bikes!
  • Remove dead or dying branches from trees and shrubs
  • Fertilize garden beds, but don’t plan to plant anything new until a handful of soil can be squeezed without water running out and does not remain compacted into a clump
  • Cut down ornamental grasses if they were left standing during the Fall

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