It’s the perfect time of year in Maple Grove to get a head start on outdoor shopping for next spring. By starting some home improvement projects now, you can take advantage of the warm weather before our harsh winter weather sets in. At Midwest Exteriors Plus, a certified siding contractor in Minnesota, we know that exterior home improvements are a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal and property value. By tackling some easy projects now, your home will look beautiful when spring arrives.

Plant Your Spring Bulbs

Gardennig-In-Autumn-optimizedFall is the time to plant your spring bulbs in Maple Grove and many stores have a variety of bulbs on sale to choose from. Bulbs need a couple weeks underground to get their root systems growing before the ground freezes. You don’t want to plant them too early so they have time to sprout though. If they sprout, it will deplete some of the energy stored in the bulb, which it needs to survive the winter. It is best to wait until temperatures dip just a little since spring bulbs will send out roots in soil that’s just above freezing.  Come spring you will have a beautiful display of color in your garden to enjoy after the long winter.

Mulch Your Garden

This is also the time to start your fall cleanup in your garden. Cut back bushes and shrubs, dead flowers, and overgrowth on trees and plants. Rake out the dead leaves and debris that have fallen in your flowerbeds, then add mulch that will provide good nutrients and winter protection for your plants. Since fall is a big part of the  gardening season, it’s a great time to find those special gardening tools on clearance, such as a mulcher for fall leaves and debris, to help you with all your gardening projects around the house.

Spruce Up Your Patio

Take advantage of mild fall temperatures to get your patio and porch areas ready for next spring. Head to the stores to look in the clearance aisle for marked down outdoor furniture and grills for next year. Also, you may find garden accessories like fountains, wind chimes, accent lighting, and all kinds of other outdoor decorations for your Maple Grove patio and yard. This time of year you will find great deals and discounts on many outdoor items that you’ll want for next spring.

There may also be time this fall to hire a siding contractor to fix any damaged parts of your siding or even spruce up your trim with new paint. At Midwest Exteriors Plus, we can help you with all of your home improvement needs.

As a certified siding contractor, we have been providing professional exterior and interior remodeling services in the Twin Cities for over 40 years. Contact Midwest Exteriors Plus for all your home improvement needs.