Sweep out the gutter.
Leak inspection—from your attic.
Point gutter drains away from your house.
Check sump pump function for
spring rain buildup.
Perfect time for chimney sweeping
—have it ready for fall.
Clear any downed trees and broken
branches and transform them into
firewood or woodchips.
Time to replace driveway gravel
plowed away from snow removal.
Cleanups for barbecues,
wheelbarrows, and lawn furniture.
Fix any holes in screens
Service lawn equipment.
Contemplate some soil improvements
to promote healthier bounty.
Get septic systems pumped, if necessary.
Choose your annual flora.
Expand your perennials by adding at least
one a year for an abundance of color in
just a few years.
Collect rocks as you clean up the property
and build a rock wall and pathways
through garden plots.
Mull over some solar installations.
Install low-flow toilets.
Renovate kitchens and/or baths
for added efficiency and value.
Purchase an energy-efficient air conditioner
or one that rolls from room to room.