Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

The much anticipated first day of spring is less than a week away, so it only makes sense that we get you prepared to make the best of the season.

Through this series, we’ve discussed a number of topics related to spring, from activities you should look forward to and health concerns to be aware of, to indoor spring cleaning tips.

To round off the series and get you geared up and ready to enjoy the festivities that come with the fresh and new season, we’re going to talk about a few outdoor spring cleaning tips that will get you excited to be outside. Take a look below:

Set up a lawn care service. If you parent already has a snow removal service, then you are already half of the way there “simply switch out snow removal for lawn service, such as cutting the grass and landscaping. Now is also the time to consider gardening plans, whether for a flowerbed or a vegetable garden.

Handle heavy outdoor furniture. With warmer weather approaching, the patio and deck will certainly see its fair share of use, meaning it is time to put out any lawn furniture your aging loved one has. To avoid any unnecessary strain or injury on your parent, it is best that you, or an able-bodied person, handles the heavy lifting. If possible, you should also consider securing any furniture to the ground with weight or ties in order to prevent them from being blown over by heavy winds.

Check for cracks in the sidewalk, steps, and driveway. Ice and salt can wreak havoc on our concrete, causing big cracks and uneven surfaces throughout the walkways and driveway. As such, it is important to make sure you get any damage taken care of right away in order to reduce the risk of falling. For situations like these, it is best to contact a professional who will be able to repair the damage immediately.

Put non-slip mats in and around the house. Unfortunately, winter isn’t the only season where the risk of falling can occur. Spring, especially the month of April, brings with it quite a few rainy days. If you aging loved one plans on being outside now that the weather is nice, be sure to put down non-slip mats on heavily trafficked areas in order to prevent any falls from occurring.

With these simple tips in mind, we hope to help you and your aging loved one get the most out of this wonderful spring season (and many to come). As always, if there are any questions or concerns about the information we’ve outlined throughout this series, please feel free to give us a call. We are always here to help!

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