May Helpful Hints for Homeowners

Real Estate Agent with Chartwell Realty, LLC Missouri & Kansas

Each month the Sandi Reed Real Estate Group provides you with a list to keep you on track with those essential home repairs. We want to remind you that maintaining your home does not have to be overwhelming, but it does require some consistent attention.

April showers bring May flowers, or so they say. This month we continue to get the home ready for the Summer season. Most of these tasks involve outdoor projects. And with the winter we just had, we are sure you will be glad to be outdoors!

#1     Get That Garden Started

May is the ideal month to plant most annuals and perennial plants. Most seeds will probably still grow, unless it’s a cool season plant. Read the label for the ideal time to plant each bulb or seed. If you’ve never had a garden, talk to the experts at the County Extension office or where plants are sold.

#2     Seal Tile & Grout

Doing this task every six months will result in fewer issues. Plus, your tile will look brighter longer.

#3     Give Your Deck and Porch Some Love

Clean and check and deck for safety, tightening any bolts, screws and loose nails. Apply preservative sealer to wood. Sealers should last several years.


#4     Continue Your 5-Step Lawn Program

Weed & Feed should be applied between April through June. And if you missed that first crabgrass preventer, some companies advise an application between mid-May to early.



We hope these tips keep you on track. If you have any other questions regarding real estate in Lee’s Summit or anywhere in the greater Kansas City area, give Sandi a call at 816-877-8732, or visit Licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.


Sandi Reed

Office 816.877.8732


Comments (3)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your May tips.

Have a most productive month.

May 05, 2019 02:08 PM
Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
Fillmore Real Estate 2990 Av U, Bklyn , NY 11229 - Brooklyn, NY
Licensed Real Estate Associate Broker -

First time homebuyers will surely appreciate this post with helpful garden tips. 

May 05, 2019 05:00 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Sandi,  Thanks for sharing this great list of helpful hints for May.  Time for us all to get busy.

May 05, 2019 08:40 PM