To – Dos:
- Clean and vacuum curtains
- Check caulking around showers and bathtubs
- Run water and flush toilets in unused spaces
- Clean garbage disposal
- Clean microwave and oven
- Clean range hood filters
- Check CO2 and smoke detectors. Replace batteries.
- Check water softener and add salt if needed
- Repair interior wall damage and touch up paint as needed
- Turn your house plants regularly to keep them from leaning towards their light source.
- Want to try your hand at forcing branches to bring a little springtime flair to your interior decor? This is the month to snip Forsythia, Witch Hazel, and Pussy Willow. Simply cut the branches and bring them into a cool spot and plunge the stems into warm water. (Many people put the bottoms of the stems on a cutting board and smash the cut end with a hammer first.) After a few days, move the vase to regular house temperatures and keep it filled with water. Change the water every few days. Once the blooms appear, display the branches in a warm area.
- Check for ice dams and icicles on a regular basis
- Check all locks and deadbolts on your doors and windows
- Mid month, or whenever “the thaw” comes, reapply Wilt-Stop to your evergreens and rhododendrons. Spray during a dry period when the temperature is above 32 degrees.
- Re-apply deer repellants after a heavy rain or snow. Be sure to change scents frequently since deer quickly become used to certain scents.
- Clean, oil, and sharpen your garden tools now so that you are ready for spring