House & Garden

How To Take Care of the Exterior of Your Property

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It’s always advisable to try to keep your property looking good as much as you can. We all take the time to focus on the interior of the home, but not enough of us focus on the outside. In many ways, this is almost more important because it’s the first thing people see and make judgements based on.

The outside of the home can set the tone for the entire property. So you need to make sure you take care of it as much as you can and keep it looking great. There are so many little things you can do to make sure you keep the exterior looking great. Check out my suggestions and feel free to use as many of them as you like.

 

Take Up Gardening

My first tip would be to take up a spot of gardening so you can tend to your garden. This could just be basic things like weeding, mowing the lawn and trimming the bushes. The garden can make such a massive difference to the overall look and feel of the home that it’s a gold mine. If you can get it looking as smart as possible, you’ll really notice the benefits.

Hire a Landscaper

To be honest with you, I sometimes feel like I don’t have the time to do everything I’d like to. The garden is so detailed, and there are so many options. But sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day with all the other stuff I have to do as well. So, rather than attempting it all myself, I like to hire a landscaper. They will be able to inject new life and beauty into your garden, and do things you’d never dreamt of doing in the past.

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Plant Flowers

I think there’s a lot to be said for the visual appeal of the exterior. And we all know that color plays a massive part in any visual aesthetic. So, I would suggest you plant some flowers in your garden. It’s useful to have an array of colors and patterns. Flowers make the garden seem more of a magical place, and they help the nature and wildlife to thrive. I recommend planting an array of different colored flowers.

Clean Up Litter

Over the weeks and months, you might find a build-up of litter on your property. This will be more likely at the front of the home than at the back. And it will be even more of a risk if you live on the main road. Litter is obviously disgusting, but also brings down the entire look of the property. So spend a bit of time each week clearing up the litter and keeping the outside of the home tidy and presentable.

Create a Pathway

There’s a good bet you might feel like your garden is missing something. If you can’t put your finger on what, then there’s a good bet it’s a pathway. I would suggest you try to create a pathway in your garden if you have the space and logistics to do so. Something like a wood chip or gravel pathway might be the best thing to go with. It will look great as well as making the garden more practical.

Seating Area

The exterior of your property should be somewhere functional where you can enjoy the outdoors. The best way to ensure this is to create a seating area outside. Choose somewhere in the backyard to create the perfect relaxation and seating area. If you have a roof terrace, this might even be the perfect place to do this.

Unblock Drains

Take it from me, the drains blocking and overflowing can be a nightmare. You could experience flooding and water damage, and this is very inconvenient. But, in the winter this is a very real risk to your home. So, you need to make sure you keep the drains tended to and unblocked. I would say you should probably check them each week. Or, if the weather has been bad, maybe every few days.

Tend to the Gutters

As well as the drains, another pain in the neck is going to be the guttering. The gutters serve an important job on your property, and they can be a nightmare if they get blocked up or damaged. Gutter protection is crucial particularly in the winter when there’s a lot of wind, rain and ice. So you need to contact some experts and get them to make sure your gutters stay in good condition.

Check the Roof

The roof is one of the key areas of any property, so it needs to be looked after. In fact, no property would last particularly long without a strong roof. It’s integral to the protection and safety of the home, and the people in it. When it’s lovely and warm outside your roof will be fine. But I think you need to run regular checks in bad weather. There may well be some leaking or structural damage that occurs. And you need to make sure you address this immediately.

Clean Windows

Presentation is everything to me, and that’s why I like to take pride in how my home looks. Now, one area that it always surprises me that people forget to look at is the windows. Dirty windows are often more noticeable than anything else. So I feel it’s important to keep on top of this and to always make sure you keep them clean. This is a very small detail, but it can make a massive difference to how your property looks from the outside.

Wash the Car

Don’t forget that your car also contributes to the balance of your property’s exterior. It offsets the home as it sits in the driveway for everyone to see. That means you need to make sure you wash the car to keep it clean, shiny and respectable. Again, this can help to make a big difference to the rest of the home.

We all know how important it is to look after the inside of our homes. But, everyone always seems to forget the exterior as well. Luckily for you, these are techniques I have employed over the years to help me look after mine. They are all things that will help maintain and preserve the exterior of the property, and keep it looking great.

 

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