Although yesterday was the first official day of Spring, it sure didn’t feel like it; we had been spoiled by an early warm few weeks in February and early March. With the last frost for the first part of this year projected for tonight, here are a few maintenance tips to keep your low country home and southern landscaping in tip-top shape for the coming year:
-Check and clean your roof gutters (and roofs and valleys). This can help avoid any damage from water backing up under shingles or behind your soffit and fascia. Also helps control ants and other bugs that are crafty in finding all sorts of ways into your home and attic!
-Check your window and door caulking. Although usually durable for 10+ years, its an easy item to inspect and address to avoid damage to the internal walls.
-When mowing your lawn, be sure to not cut the blades too short. To avoid the ground below drying out, leave the grass longer, and it will thicken up and look the best in your neighborhood! It may be tempting after Easter, but wait to fertilize your lawn until the first weekend in May (right around Mothers Day). Don’t forget those other native Low country plants as well, but wait to fertilize the palm trees until June/July. Visit your local Plant Nursery in Pawleys Island, Georgetown, McClellanville, Murrells Inlet, Garden City, or Myrtle Beach for great Advice!
Steve Fournier Custom Home Building has been a Myrtle Beach Custom Home builder and designer for over 25 years. From custom one story houses to custom homes with fifteen bathrooms, Fournier Custom Home Building can build the house of your dreams by blending high quality work with affordable solutions.