Spring Maintenance Home & Cottage Apr 24/14

Well the snow recedes and OH NO!!!  Everything from lawns, fallen trees, broken eves trough, decks and on and on need attention.

Stay organized and list the items that require immediate attention.


1)  Broken eves troughs is one of the first things that needs attention because the water pouring on the deck and over the grass can lead to clean up being done twice if we get heavy rains.  Get the eves repaired first and make sure they are draining well away from foundations and have a disbursement system at the downspout to prevent erosion of the lawn or soil.

2)  Clean up fallen tree branches and leaves that are on the lawn, flower beds or on the ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????natural state grounds surrounding a home or cottage.  Having the natural debris cleaned up promotes the new growth of grass and natural vegetation to keep things green and clean, not musty and moldy.

3) Clean off the deck with a pressure washer or a good hand scrubbing to remove the mold and sediment build up from the winter months.  It will keep the deck from premature rot as well as giving a more not slip surface to walk on.

4)  Rake the lawn or surrounding grounds to even out the vole holes and clean up pet droppings to promote new growth to cover the earth that otherwise will become muddy and track indoors.

lawn frunature

These things completed and everything is ready for the outdoor furniture to be placed and enjoyed.




About Louisa Moffit

I have been a REALTOR® for the past 21 years and love the area and communities I work in. When showing property or taking listings I always travel with my four legged companions. My clients and I enjoy their company when walking through the forest viewing pristine vacant property which they are interested in purchasing. My dog’s antics through the snow is also a source of amusement to everyone. Getting serious however… viewing properties throughout the area can be a daunting task without the expertise of a real estate agent who knows the area well. That is why I am your “Go To” REALTOR® for Undiscovered Cottage Country – The Almaguin Highlands
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