Well Summer has come and gone and Labor Day is upon us! Whether you are planning a big cookout with the neighbors or just a dinner with your family, Labor Day is a great excuse to complete those outdoor projects that spruce up and add value to your home before that big get-together.
Power Wash Your House
You can either rent or buy a power washer. Pay close attention to entryways, overhangs and eaves of your home. You can use plain water that way your grass, shrubs and flowers benefit as well.
Wash and Repair Windows and Screens
You can use a chemical-free mixture of two tablespoons white vinegar and a gallon of water. Use newspapers instead of paper towels for a streak-free shine. You can use a broom and water to clean screens. It may be a good time to replace any broken windows or screens as well before fall/winter.
Re-stain or Pain any Wood Trimmings and/or Deck
After washing down any wood you will need to let it dry then apply any paint or stain to give it a fresh and updated look.
Style Your Outdoor Space
Hose off any outdoor furniture and remove cobwebs and dust and clean the cushions. Arrange a conversation area by adding side tables for drinks and food. Add a splash of color with outdoor rugs and pillows. If you are planning to barbeque, make sure your grill is clean and in working condition.
Add a Pop of Autumn Color
Give flower beds and outdoor pots a new look for fall with autumn flowering plants.