5 Tips to Get Ready for Spring in Idaho Falls


Spring Equinox is upon us – March 20 to be exact. That means we have, theoretically, 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. Now the question is what are you going to do with all those extra hours of sunlight? Here are five things to start your spring cleaning off right and increase the curb appeal of your property:

Credit Rick Harris

Credit Rick Harris

First, get those windows clean to let in all the extra sunlight! Nothing helps a property like having clean windows. It shows that the owners care about the details, the finer points of keeping a property up to par. If the thought of getting on a ladder keeps you from clean windows, take a look at My-T-Bright. Why not hire Jeff who can get the job done right in half the time!

Second, prep your lawn (fertilizer, aerate?). A good tip is to find a yard in your area which you really like. Then, watch when they start prepping the lawn. You will learn some great tips from some who have tried and true techniques that get results in your particular community. Also, be sure to check with your local nursery or hardware/garden stores such as Lowe’s or Home Depot for experts who can help.

Faux brick and stone front walkway and steps

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Third, inspect your concrete for cracks that may have happened during the winter. Notice a crack? Get it taken care of right away. You may also want to consider sealing your concrete in your garage to get a great finish in a space that can double as a “windbreak” for those upcoming family reunions! Ever considered making your concrete looking like marble? Check out resources on the this site to see if this is the right time for you to take the leap in to this technique that is sure to get people looking twice!

Fourth, clean out all the dead brush from around the bushes in your yard. Clear out dead leaves and grass and sink your hands into that oh-so-awesome dirt you have been missing during the long cold winter. Check with your local nursery, such as Town and Country, and consult with experts and how to get the most curb appeal for you dollar.

Credit Eric Briggs

Credit Eric Briggs

Fifth, take down those Christmas lights! And, while you are up on the roof take a moment to check your shingles, soffets, and gutters. Notice something amiss? Contact a roofer to get an inspection and get it taken care of before the winds and rain do more damage. Eric Briggs, of Metal Man Construction, LLC, notes that many homeowners may shy aware from repair work due to lack of knowledge regarding insurance claims, etc. However, a good roofer, says Eric, will help alleviate the stress and take care of the details so you can get on with the business ahead … enjoying summer!

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