4 Repairs Your Yard Needs This Summer While the Weather is Dry

4 Repairs Your Yard Needs This Summer While the Weather is Dry
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    Summer days are all about family vacations and weekend trips to various cities, but they also are the perfect time for home repairs.

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As good weather is almost at a standstill in the earliest months of the summer, this dry season is the ideal weather to renovate one’s yard. The following are four projects homeowners should complete while the weather is still dry outside.

Refinish the Patio

The finishes on patios tend to last several years, but there’s no hiding the wear and tear on a patio’s finish as it starts to deteriorate. As the finish on the patio begins to wear away, it’s best to start fixing this problem sooner rather than later—specifically in the earlier days of summer while the weather is dry.

Depending on the type of patio a homeowner has, they may be tempted to refinish the floor themselves. In the case of a concrete patio, it’s better to turn to a professional concrete liftingcompany to handle the job from start to finish.

Fix the Driveway

Cracking in an asphalt driveway is normal over time. However, fixing one’s asphalt can be grueling work, especially for homeowners interested in the DIY route.

Whether homeowners take on this time-consuming project themselves or hire professionals to do the job, the intensive process of pouring asphalt is much more enjoyable to do in the earliest months of summer, before the rains begin.

Similarly, asaggregate asphalt generally mixes at around 300 degreesFahrenheit, this project is also less of a challenge to complete when the weather isn’t as hot outside.

Repair the Fence

Summertime means more time for children to play in the backyard. While there’s no replacement for parental supervision, in addition to having an adult nearby, homeowners must make sure their yards are properly protected by a strong fence. Ideally, homeowners should work to fortify their fences before children are out of school to help guarantee their safety during the long summer days ahead.

 

Refresh the Lawn

Lawns can tend to fade away after the harshness of winter. After the first thaws of the spring, homeowners will likely notice patches of brown in their lawn. These areas are where the grass has died over the past few months. Before the hottest days of the summer roll in, these homeowners would do well to start refreshing their lawn.

other valuable tips:

While all lawns can benefit from greener grass, there are a variety of ways to bring one’s lawn back to life. Seeding tends to work for patches of dead spots on the lawn while bringing in fresh squares of grass is a better option for the lawn that really needs a full makeover.

Don’t let summer get away before completing a majority of your renovation projects. Keep this guide handy as you plan out which areas you’ll tackle in the next few months.

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