Welcome to your spring update from Barratt Homes

Now spring has finally arrived, it’s time to brighten up your home and garden.

This newsletter is full of our top tips to help you freshen up your home this springtime.

Caring for your garden

Now’s the perfect time to get your outdoor spaces blooming and ready for summer.

Read our top tips on caring for your lawn, shrubs and trees to keep them in tip top condition.

Barratt Homes garden in the spring

Freshen up your home

Having a spring clean is a great chance to clear up your home and garden after the colder months.

Here are our top tips to get your home smelling and feeling fresh this spring.

Barratt Homes kitchen in the spring

Spring essentials checklist

As the days lengthen and the temperatures warm, we all have a spring in our step as we face into lighter brighter days. Why not take some time to work through this list to dust off your winter blues and get your home ready for the upcoming season:

  • We recommend that trickle vents are kept open all year round however if any vents were closed over winter, make sure they're reopened to allow airflow and reduce condensation. Further information on condensation and managing moisture levels in your home can be found within our home maintenance guide.

  • To lengthen the life of your paint finish, wipe doors, window sills and door frames regularly with a soft cloth and warm soapy water. Lubricate your door hinges with a light oil, such as 3 in 1.

  • Your gutters can get clogged with debris and leaves so clearing them after winter is really important and should be part of your regular maintenance regime. Bear in mind that working at height can be dangerous so, if in doubt, call in a qualified tradesperson to do this for you.

  • Now is the time to start preparing your lawn for the year ahead. Aerate the lawn by driving a garden fork into the turf all over - this will also aid drainage following the wet winter months. Remember that it can take up to two years to establish your lawn so give it the care it needs.

  • The key to any garden, balcony or courtyard are the plants that add structure, scent and colour. Plants can provide screening, shade, a bounty of flowers and it can be so rewarding watching them grow.

    Choosing plants that are good for wildlife means that you can share your precious outdoor space with bees, butterflies, birds and other fascinating wildlife. From pest control to biodiversity, good soil health to pollination, click here to explore the benefits some insects can provide to your garden this spring.

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