Your Ultimate Spring Cleaning Checklist

May 12, 2021

In Southern California, sunshine isn’t just a state of mind—it’s what we live for!

That’s why all spaces we touch consider how one can actively use their backyard to best soak in the rays and invite eternal sunshine. But before getting into the full swing of summer, we think it’s important to both prep your space for summertime and gather some inspiration– after all, your backyard is your own personal oasis!

Yep, you guessed it. It’s time for spring cleaning... backyard edition. Taking inventory of what’s working and what’s not, while prepping your space for some major transformations (see the Essentials for Your Outdoor Space This Summer for great ideas we can help you with!) is the best move to make before the days get a bit hotter. 

To make things a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of must-do spring cleaning tasks. Feel free to use these items as a guide as you prep your backyard for the dog days of summer.

Amy Belt Landscape Design's Ultimate Spring Cleaning List: 

  • Weeding and cleaning up any leftover leaves
  • Washing cushion covers or outdoor fabrics (or replacing them entirely!)
  • Staining wood
  • Planting new, summer flowers
  • Removing miscellaneous clutter
  • Clean your gutter
  • Clean your windows
  • Tackle those stray cobwebs and dust 
  • Clean out and organize your shed
  • Check outdoor lighting—is it ready for lounging season?

Oh, and if you’re in need of some backyard inspiration, we’ve pulled a few pictures of spaces we’re absolutely loving. If you’re feeling equally drawn to these, send us a message and we’ll put a plan into place on how we can emulate these summery looks. 

  • Optimized lounging

Looks like cleaning up your spaces:

  • Fun colors

After a drab year, we’ll take any bit of color and expression we can take.