Spring Clean

Real Estate Agent with Sierra Sotheby's International Realty BRE# 01279475

One of the less pleasant things about spring in Tahoe is that when the snow melts all of the trash, brush, pine needles and other debris is now revealed. I doubt there are few people who like yardwork less then me but I know that if you crank it out now you can have more fun this summer. I don't always get it done the way my wife would like but there are some advantages to not procrastinate.

First-you can burn brush in Tahoe. You need to get a permit at the fire station but they're good for three years. Then all you have to do is call in to the number provided and they tell you if you can burn on that day or not. "Today is not a burn day."  The burn days however pretty much stop once it gets good and dry in the underbrush and the fire hazard goes up. I'd say about June 1st. The motivation here is that if you don't burn you'll need to carry it off to the dump. Our regional waste site is on Cabin Creek Road off of highway 89. A nice thing they provide for spring clean up is a free drop-off, good for about a small pick-up bed full of material, free for homeowners, good in the month of May. 

If you're thinking of selling cleaning up around the yard, throwing things away, painting, planting flowers go a long way to help with a prospective buyers overall impression of the property. Its also a good time of year to seal the driveway, clean out gutters, tune up the roof and decks AND clean the windows-even if you're not selling.



Neil Morse

Tahoe City, CA Realtor



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