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5 Outdoor Spring Projects

by Debbie Correale

During my daily walks with Oliver, I love seeing all the spring blossoms, tulips and leaves emerging. As we live with the current challenges, I have noticed several projects that can be done right now on our homes.

1. Yard clean up.

Rack leaves, pick up branches, do any necessary tree or shrub clean up that you need on your property.

2. Add a fresh layer of mulch.

Connect with your neighborhood Facebook page, or look on NextDoor for recommendations in your area to have mulch delivered. If you have a favorite garden center, you can check their website or call them directly for mulch delivery options.

Keep in mind that one cubic yard of mulch, or nine 3-cu-ft bags, will cover a 100 sq ft area to a depth of 3 inches, which is the preferred depth of standard mixed hardwood mulch. To learn more about the different mulch types, click here. If you are unsure how much mulch you will need, click here. Also, to understand how to mulch your trees so they remain healthy, click here.

3. Paint your front door.

First, find out if you have any homeowner association rules on color restrictions. I know that several paint stores are offering delivery or curbside pickup. If you are unsure what color to choose and need color inspiration, click here.

4. Are you feeling creative?

Try stenciling! Turn an old concrete patio into a lovely tile pattern, or an old wood outdoor table into a piece of art. Click here for outdoor projects from Cutting Edge Stencils.

5. Add a pop of color!

Use a shepherds hook to hang a joyful pot of pansies, which is a fantastic flower choice when we are still under the threat of a freeze.

Enjoy the spring weather!

By Debbie Correale, Redesign Right, LLC. Let’s stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Houzz, LinkedIn. Feature photo from iStockPhoto.

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