Winter is almost over — just a few more weeks, people! — which means spring is right around the corner. There’s so much to look forward to in the springtime — warmer temperatures, no snow, and, in case it didn’t sink in the first time, no snow. Unless you’re in a part of the country that gets snow in the spring, of course, in which case, I’m sorry.
However, while not having to deal with snow is a major plus, spring brings along its own issues. Whether it’s intense rainfall or greenery growing out of control, it’s important you’re ready for those spring showers.
Since we have a few weeks until spring really begins, here are some tools to pick up in the meantime so you’re prepared:
If you don’t already have a reliable ladder, now is the time to get one. Your gutters are going to need a lot of love come springtime, so it’s important you have a ladder you can trust. Make sure it is tall enough to be able to reach your gutters or big limbs on trees, as you’ll also probably want to be able to cut down anything affecting your roof.
Countless homeowners put off cleaning out their gutters, but it’s essential to do it before the intense rainfall. You don’t want your house to flood or the roof to leak, after all!
Check your garden hose to see if it has any holes in it. There’s a good chance some pesky rodent got its teeth in your hose this winter, which will make watering your plants and lawn a real pain this spring. And, if you don’t already have a good garden hose, now’s the time to go out and buy one.
Instead of paying to have someone take care of your trees, buy a saw and do it yourself! It’s important to cut down any stray limbs that may harm your home should there be heavy winds or a major rainstorm, so make sure to take care of it right away.
It’s time to retire your old lawnmower and invest in an electric mower. They are powered by lithium-ion batteries and run without needing any gas at all. Not to mention, they require very little maintenance and start almost instantly.
All you have to do is charge the batteries before you use the mower, pop them in when you’re ready to start, and voila, you have yourself an eco-friendly mower. Plus, electric mowers will save you money in the long run, as you won’t have to worry about paying for gas.