(StatePoint) With warm weather here, now is the time to tackle those seasonal do-it-yourself projects. By getting a jump start on your home improvement projects list you’ll ensure a summer full of family fun.
The experts at True Value know that the best summer moments are earned. Here are a few DIY project ideas and tips from the True Value DIY Squad to help earn the satisfaction of a job well done.
Yard Clean Up
Can you see it now? A sunny day, cool grass and a perfectly landscaped yard you completed in the spring. Small landscaping projects such as edging and mulching can make a huge difference in the way your yard looks. Edging offers functional benefits by separating the garden from the rest of the yard, and keeps plants healthy in the gardening bed. Mulch improves the soil quality by allowing more water and air movement through the soil.
“Even if you live in a warm climate, your grass is likely looking brown or tan, rather than green,” says Danika Herrick, blogger for Gorgeous Shiny Things and a member of the True Value DIY Squad. “Yard improvement doesn’t have to be daunting. Simple weekend projects like edging, mulching or even fertilizing give your lawn the nutrients and updates it needs for strong roots and a lush green appearance that will last all summer long.”
Extend the dining experience outdoors – everything tastes better alfresco with family and friends. If you haven’t had a chance to fire up your grill this season, dust it off and then take a close look at all of its components to make sure everything is in proper working order.
Check hoses for cracks or damage, inspect burners and gas tubes and tighten any loose screws and bolts before firing it up for a well-earned backyard cookout.
Perhaps the greatest benefit of getting ahead of the game with do-it-yourself projects is earning extra family time in the summer. With a focus on DIY yard work now, your yard will be prepped for fun activities that will allow the whole family to get involved. Time spent with the family on an epic water balloon battle or even backyard movie nights maximizes use of the yard, keeps the family entertained and makes memorable summer moments.
With a bit of effort now, a summer of outdoor fun and relaxation can be yours.
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