Spring Cleaning

Spring is the season of growth, renewal, and repair. Help your landscape recover from winter and look its best.

  • Rake your lawn to eliminate fallen leaves, branches and other debris.
  • Detail and manicure your gardens and lawns to help them look their best.
  • Fertilize lawn areas to green-up the lawn and to aid in preventive care for crabgrass and broad-leaf control. Fungus and grub control treatments may be needed for some difficult lawns.
  • Regrow browning lawn areas with lawn seeding, lime, core aeration, or de-thatching.
  • Edge ornamental beds and add pine straw or natural colored mulch to enhance its appearance and improve the garden’s soil and environment. Note: the community guidelines, require that either pinestraw or mulch brown in color be used in plant beds in your yard. In order to create a seamless visual corridor of street trees, the ARB’s policy is that the street tree beds have pine straw instead of mulch and that the beds have no decorative borders.  This will allow for a consistent and cohesive look throughout the community.
  • Sweep and remove sand and dirt from walks and driveways.
  • Prune damaged trees, bushes and shrubs.
  • Add some new plants to pots or hanging baskets to help accent your property.

Power washing is important to liven up the exterior finishes of your home. As we all know, we live in a very humid climate and with the humidity comes the mildew and mold. Below are a few tips for power washing:

  1. Always fog or pre-soak the surface with a detergent, degreaser, or chemical pre-soak.
  2. Hot water is a better solvent than cold water.
  3. Always rinse detergent off the surface before it dries.

For more tips on power washing siding, go to: https://www.jameshardie.com/blog/tips-for-cleaning-your-siding

Spring is also a great time to explore transforming your outdoor space – if you want to re-paint your home or fence, make landscape or structural changes, click HERE to view the ARB guidelines and download the Modification Application to submit for changes.