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Spring Home and Garden Maintenance Guide

With spring cleaning behind you, the warm weather may prompt you to address a few things outside your house. Whether you aim to improve your house’s outward appearance or spend some time in the garden, the following resources can help guide your home maintenance and beautification efforts this spring. Get Your Home… Allstate https://blog.allstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/mother-son-picking-veggies-in-garden_iStock_2.jpg

With spring cleaning behind you, the warm weather may prompt you to address a few things outside your house. Whether you aim to improve your house’s outward appearance or spend some time in the garden, the following resources can help guide your home maintenance and beautification efforts this spring.

Get Your Home Ready for the New Season

Spring is Here: Get Your Home Ready!white house with spring flowers out front.
Did the previous months take a toll on your home’s exterior? This is a good time of year to complete some outdoor maintenance.

entryway curb appeal4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal [VIDEO]
Sprucing up your landscaping or home’s outward appearance doesn’t have to take too much time.

older man cleans out guttersTips for Cleaning Your Gutters
Gutters may need a little spring cleaning, too. Here are some maintenance tips to consider before there are April showers.

Maintenance Tips for Garage Doors and Openers 
If it’s been a while since you’ve performed some basic garage door maintenance, you may want to take advantage of the warm weather and take care of it now.

How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage
Looking to give your driveway a proper cleaning? A few tips to help remove any stains that might have accumulated over the winter.

closeup of lawn mowerChoosing the Right Lawn Mower for Your Yard [VIDEO]
Need a new lawn mower this spring? Here are some things to consider before purchasing one.

Garage organization tips4 Garage Dangers You May Have Overlooked
Is your garage full of clutter? Here are some helpful tips to safely organize the space.

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Time to Prep Your Garden

spring gardenWhen Should I Plant My Spring Garden?
New to gardening? A few tips to help make sure your garden beautifully thrives this year.

UV protection in your backyardMade in the Shade: Sun Protection for Your Backyard
Sunscreen is only part of the story. There are other ways you can help protect yourself from the sun’s rays in your own backyard.

common garden pestsHow to Defend Your Garden From Common Pests
Whether you’re growing a flower or vegetable garden, pest control is often a key to its success. Consider these tips to help protect it.

wooden composting bin in a garden.Greenscaping Your Yard, Garden or Green Roof
Your landscaping choices may affect the environment. Here are some ways you can go “green” with your lawn and garden.

Low-Water LandscapeLow-Water Landscape Design Tips
Want to reduce your water use this spring? A little landscaping strategy may go a long way.

flowers in a rain garden.The Benefits of a Rain Garden
Looking to plant a garden that may also help the environment? Find out if a rain garden might be a good option for you.

insect in flower garden. Beneficial Insects for Your Backyard Garden
Garden bugs may offer your yard protection and help your plants thrive. Learn more about these insects.

Originally published on April 8, 2015.

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