Spring Cleaning

Spring is the season of growth, renewal and repair. Here are some helpful hints to help your landscape recover from winter and look its best as we head towards the summer months:

  • Rake your lawn to eliminate fallen leaves, branches and other debris.
  • Detail and manicure your gardens and lawns for a neat appearance.
  • Fertilize lawn areas to green-up the lawn and to aid in preventive care for crabgrass and broad-leaf weed control. Fungus and grub control treatments may also be needed in some areas.
  • Regrow browning lawn areas with lawn seeding, lime, core aeration or de-thatching.
  • Edge ornamental beds and add pine straw or mulch (not red) to enhance their appearance and improve the garden’s soil and environment. Note: the community guidelines, require that either pinestraw or brown colored mulch be used in any beds in your yard.
  • 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 an important maintenance step that will brighten the exterior your home and protect your painted siding and trim. We live in a humid climate and with the humidity comes mildew and mold that looks dirty and can damage paint. Below are a few tips for power washing:

  1. Always fog or pre-soak the surface with a detergent, degreaser or a 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, click here.

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