Here are a few tips to keep your lawn and garden looking their best:
Water your lawn regularly and deeply. The best time to water is early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation.
Mow your lawn regularly, but not too short. Keep the grass at a height of 2-3 inches to promote deep roots and shade the soil.
Fertilize your lawn at least twice a year, in the spring and fall, to provide essential nutrients for growth.
Remove weeds and pests promptly to prevent them from spreading and damaging your lawn.
Trim trees and shrubs that are near your home. Overhanging branches can scrape against the paint, causing it to chip or peel.
Moss can be a frequent problem in the Pacific Northwest, especially in areas with heavy shade or poor drainage. If you notice moss growing on your lawn or roof, be sure to treat it as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading.
Here are a few tips to help keep your exterior paint in good condition:
Regularly inspect the exterior of your home for any signs of peeling, cracking, or fading paint. If you notice any of these issues, it's important to address them as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Clean your home's exterior regularly. Use a mild detergent and a soft-bristled brush to remove dirt, dust, and other debris from the surface of the paint. Be sure to rinse the surface thoroughly with a garden hose to remove any remaining soap residue.
Plan to repaint every 5-7 years, as paint can degrade over time and lose its ability to protect the surface.
Consider using a high-quality, 100% acrylic paint for your exterior paint job. This type of paint is more durable and resistant to fading, chalking, and cracking than other types of paint.