As the warm sunshine beckons and outdoor activities call, July is the ideal month to tidy up and ensure your home’s exterior is in prime condition. From cleaning gutters to refreshing paint, our comprehensive summer home maintenance checklist will guide you through essential upkeep tasks. Get ready to protect and beautify your home for the season ahead!

Outdoor Summer Home Maintenance Checklist:

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1. Clean up your outside living space

Don’t let summer get away from you. The time is now to spruce up your outside living space so that you can enjoy family BBQs, hang out in the backyard, or grow your garden. You can do this by giving your patio a good scrub, replacing some old furniture, or adding some new additions to the living space (like a new grill or fireplace). 


July Outdoor Checklist: Clean House Siding

2. Clean the siding of your home

Many people underestimate the power of a good, clean home. It is important to clean the inside of your home, but don’t neglect the outside either. There is nothing more satisfying than removing all of the dirt and grime from your siding, front walkway, or fences. Click here to look at the Ace Hardware of selection of power washers



Your Summer Outdoor Care Checklist- give your lawn a boost; lawn care maintenance3. Give your lawn a boost

Next on our outdoor summer home maintenance checklist is your lawn. Is your lawn thinning out from the winter season? Give your lawn a mid-season boost with an application of Scott’s Step 3. This lawn care formula is built to help your lawn withstand the hot sun. This lawn care treatment works best in combination with good watering. Make sure your grass has plenty of moisture throughout the summer.


Your Summer Outdoor Care Checklist; update the mulch4. Update the mulch

If your mulch is looking pretty stale, it might be the right time to bring in some new mulch. This process will for sure enhance your outdoor living space and add a little glow to the home. 


July Outdoor Checklist: Keep insects out 5. Stop the insects

Lastly on our outdoor summer home maintenance checklist is tackling all the critters that find their way into your home. As much as we love summer, so do insects. To make sure that little critters are not making it into your home, apply a  home defense product around the windows, doors, and foundation of your home.



End Note:

Summer provides the perfect opportunity to spruce up and maintain the exterior of your home. By addressing these tasks now, you’ll set yourself up for fewer headaches as we transition into the cooler months.

We hope our outdoor summer home maintenance checklist has been helpful. For all the tools and supplies you need to get the job done, visit Johnson’s Ace Hardware. Click the link below to start shopping now!

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