Saturday, April 5, 2014 / by Martin Millner
It’s here! After all the snow, cold weather, snow, potholes, snow, ice storms – and snow. We have finally entered springtime! Congratulations Bucks County residents! We have survived!
Now that it’s getting warmer and warmer each day, it’s the perfect time to get our homes and yards ready for the spring and summer months. Of course, all of us know that it means bugs are on their way allergies will be on the rise. Our lawns will soon need to be cut.
To make your transition easier, here are some ways you can enjoy the warmer weather without having to spend your time indoors (we all had enough of that during the winter).
While the neighborhood kids are running around outside, enjoy the sounds of their laughter while cleaning out the flower beds removing any rotted plants and debris. Be sure to check your garden hoses for cracks and wear. Cut back overgrown shrubs and trees. Clean your grill for those well-deserved cookouts Walk around the perimeter of your home and search for ants or other insects that may have already started to make their way indoors. If any bugs have gotten inside already, be sure to spray or call a local exterminator before the infestation gets worse.
If you haven’t spent enough time inside your home yet, this is a great time of the year to renovate a room or two with a fresh color of paint. You could dust ceiling fans and baseboards, wash windows, and shampoo your carpets. For fresh air it is nice to open the windows for a little while. It is a wonderful change after being snowed in!