Essential Outdoor Tasks You Ignore At Your Peril!


Everybody enjoys living in a beautiful home, but it’s all too easy to ignore the things that need doing outside. Beware, though, because once the summer is here, you may end up spending more time outside than in. The problem is that by then it might be too late to sort this issue that need doing!

# Swimming Pools

If you are lucky enough to have a pool, you’ll know that you have to keep on top of cleaning and repairing it. You just won’t use it if you don’t maintain the water and keep the pool itself clean. No one wants to take a refreshing dip in dirty water!

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pool

You will also need to make sure that the structure of the pool is sound. If you have a sunken tiled pool, make sure there are no loose tiles or jagged edges people could catch their feet on. If you have a vinyl lined pool, you can replace or repair your liner, which makes it much safer and more hygienic. Speak to a company that is a specialist in vinyl liner pool repair to get the best quality service. If you have an above ground temporary pool, with a metal structure, make sure that the pool material retains its integrity. Watch our for rusting of the poles and-and fix any leaks with a puncture repair kit as soon as they occur.

# Soil

Soil

Soil

While you may think that your soil just looks after itself, that isn’t necessarily the case. As the quality of your soil is important to grow anything in your garden, you need to look after it as best you can. There are several ways that you can do this. The first is to turn the soil over regularly and add compost. This will ensure that all the mulch and detritus will decompose down into the ground and fill it with nutrients.

You can also practice crops rotation for items that take a lot of nutrients out of the soil, like vegetables. Grown you veg in a different place each year, then that patch will have a chance to refuel with nutrients for the next crop is planted. You can also try the American Indian three sisters method. It’s when you grow three different plants that don’t need the same things from the soil so are happy growing in close quarters.

# Brickwork and walls

It is also is critical that you look after the structure of your home, on the outside as well as the inside. Look for crumbling masonry or stonework regularly. Make sure that you repair it as soon as possible. Use a damp proofing protective coat on walls vulnerable to water damage and make sure to regularly paint your house to keep it look neat and tidy.

Brickwork and walls

Brickwork and walls

# Outdoor furniture

Lastly without proper maintenance garden furniture can be an expensive investment. It’s often not cheap to buy quality chairs for the garden, but if you don’t store them in the shed or garage during bad weather they can rust and decay. That is why is is so important to get furniture that can be packed flat and put away coat any wooden items with a protective varnish.