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      3. 5 Quick Outdoor Home Improvements for Every Homeowner

      Are you looking for a few tips on improving your outdoors? With very little effort, but much imagination, it is possible to complete each of the five outdoor home improvements in this article in as little as one short weekend. Because the weather has been so nice in many areas over the summer, despite summer coming to a close and Fall moving in, sprucing up the exterior of your home may be a task that doesn’t have to be daunting. Continue to read to find some quick, easy fixes just in time for a backyard barbecue or outdoor party. 

      5 Quick Outdoor Home Improvements for Every Homeowner

      1. Freshen Up Your Windows with New Flower Boxes & Shutters 

      You can never go wrong with a window facelift. Shutters can add dimension to flat-looking windows. Already have them? Are they outdated and in disrepair? Easily amp up your home’s curb appeal by hanging up new shudders. Pick a color that is in this upcoming year, including a refreshing white, matte black, etc… Add some window boxes for a fun pop, with some additional color. 

      2. Add Raised Garden Beds & Show Off Your Green Thumb 

      Starting a garden is not for the faint of heart. Understanding your ground composition and what time of year to plant certain vegetables, fruits, and flowers is truly all about timing. If you love the idea of a garden but are not too interested in preparing the existing soil? Don’t worry. Simply build an above-ground garden box and invest in mixing your high-quality dirt, and fertilizer. In this way, you can apply your undivided attention to what is more important: watching your garden grow and flourish. 

      3. A Fresh Start with a Simple Power Wash 

      With certain seasons we notice that some annoyances can come with changes. Summer brings pollen and allergies. Fall brings an influx of wonderful changing leaves that soon die and litter your yard and street. But what happens to your home? The seasons can be tough on the exterior of your house.

      Fortunately, with the help of a power washer, it is easy to remove unsightly grime from the beautiful sight of your home. Don’t own a power washer? Buy or rent one from the nearest home-improvement store. Not sure how to use it? Work from the top down, avoiding pointing the hose at a 90-degree angle to prevent damage. The best part of all of this? You will be able to pressure wash away all sorts of things, from your siding to your sidewalk, deck, and outdoor decor. 

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      4. Ensure Your Home is Properly Sealed

      It is almost that time, depending on what season you are in, to crank up the A/C and/or the heater. In addition to maintaining your A/C and heater, it is important to assess the seals on all of your windows and doors to ensure cool air and warm air won’t escape through the cracks. Unsure of how to do this? Grab the caulk and weather stripping and get to sealing. This can save some serious dough on your utility bill. 

      5. Trim Your Shrubbery in Tip-Top Shape

      Trees and shrubs on your property don’t have to be overgrown or full of dying branches. Your plants can always benefit from good trimming. Good pruning is akin to a good haircut, promoting healthy growth. 

      Contact Firstfruits Landscaping for more information on designing the perfect backyard or any outdoor home improvement Remember, we do everything from initial design and layout to hardscape, construction, fencing, plantings, and all types of landscape design. From plumbing and electrical to construction and landscape, trust your next outdoor project to Firstfruits Landscaping.

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