Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips for April:
General walk through: Check gutters and downspouts for water back-up. Make sure water properly drains away from foundation. Check for water leaks in basement.
Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check hot water heater for proper ventilation.
Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms.
Spring yard clean-up: Remove dead grass, plants and shrubbery. Trim tree branches near roof.
Check lawn: Seed or sod where necessary. Apply fertilizer and crabgrass control. Do not use on new grass seed.
Change storms/screens and open combination storms where desired. Check screens for holes and repair where necessary.
Begin garden and exterior planting when the ground temperature permits it.
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