May 2015 Gardening To-Do List

spring 2015 to do list

Spring seems to have turned into Summer prematurely this year, and we’re not sorry. With the warm weather comes the opportunity to clean up the yard and spruce up our homes. Here are a couple things to do while the going’s good, gathered by Houzz:

Watch the paint dry. While we’re shedding our coats, our homes should be donning a new one.  A fresh coat of paint or at least a good cleaning on outdoor structures will get rid of all the winter residue, and make a huge difference in curb appeal.

Waterworks – Check. Make sure to check for damage, such as clogs or leaks, in your water hoses, irrigation systems or water features. Turn them on individually to ensure everything’s working well.

Down in the gutters. Clean out the gutters and downspouts and ensure any sewage systems are functioning correctly. While you’re at it, installing a water barrel can help you gather and preserve water this summer!

Don’t let the bedbugs bite! Check the screens on your doors and windows to ensure everything is tightly sealed against outdoor visitors. A good cleaning of the screens will also let in fresh air, rather than last year’s dust.

Honey-Do clean the garage. Play some garage band music to motivate you through cleaning and reorganizing the garage, and maintaining your garden tools to facilitate upcoming summer gardening projects.

Spring cleaning… Outdoors. Hose down patio furniture, air out cushions, deep-clean the grill and scrub out the outdoor kitchen or bar. Set out some candles and decorative planters, too.

Scrub a dub. If you own a pool, or a water feature, make sure you clean out the filters and ensure all the systems are functioning properly while you clean it out in anticipation for the first year’s pool party.

Settle in! Don’t forget to enjoy all your hard work by relaxing – maybe with a Mojito or some Sangria.

If you’re looking for someone else to maintain or remodel your yard, check us out at or give us a call at (514) 684-8235 or 1-888-9PLANTE. We’d love to do the hard work for you!


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