Best Summer Home Updates for Dallas Homeowners

Best Summer Home Updates for Dallas Homeowners
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Living in a homeowner’s association means keeping your property in top condition to keep your community looking move-in-ready and absolutely beautiful. But we get it — as summer approaches, it can be difficult to find the time, energy, and drive to get out there in the heat and update your home! Home fixes and upgrades don’t have to be too lengthy or difficult, though. There are plenty of quick updates that you can give your property to give it that Pinterest-worthy charm.

Below, we’re covering some of the top property updates that you can give your home in the summer—both inside, and outside—to keep up to date with the preferences of your homeowner’s association.

1. Upgrade your garden with summer-hardy plants

The Dallas heat can wither even the strongest of plants, which is why updating your seasonal garden is especially important. Avoid the dry and overgrown look that dead plants can so easily give your side yards and lawns. Instead, opt for drought-friendly or summer-tolerant planting options! Some community favorites include:

  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Melons
  • Peonies
  • Sunflowers
  • Lantanas

Of course, there are plenty of options that can suit the preferences of your specific Dallas homeowner’s association. Be sure to consult your local board members or architectural design committees and ensure that anything that you’re planting is in alignment with any rules and restrictions in place.

Looking for a place to source your seeds and blooms? Stop by North Haven Gardens for some of the most exotic selections that you’ll find in the Dallas area.

2. Power wash your home’s exterior

Something as simple as power washing can make the difference between an average home and an Instagram-grid model home. You’d be surprised at how much dirt, pollen, and other debris can gather at the surface, giving your home a tired and dirty appearance from the curbside. You can also enjoy additional safety benefits, such as insect nest removal, mold and mildew removal, and paint protection—as dirt and grime can eat away at the finish on your home’s paint.

Power washing is best done in the early mornings to avoid the Southern summer heat and can be done with materials from your local supply store. If you’re looking to get your hands on some tools, be sure to stop by WET: Washing Equipment of Texas. They have all the materials and tools you need to get your home that enviable shine you’re looking for. If you’re looking for professional power washing services, consider reaching out to your board. They may have vendor recommendations or agreements in place to help you.

3. Spring for seasonal decor

Sometimes, making your house a home can be as simple as indulging in temporary seasonal decor. Celebrate the summer with some Fourth of July or Labor Day additions, giving your home a fresh new look with a seasonal wreath or entryway decoration. These can be found at any big-box retailer, or your favorite Target or Walmart. Amazon also has a wide selection of choices to choose from.

If you opt to refresh the exterior and interior of your home for the season, be sure to reach out to your board or architectural committee to ensure that your decorations are in compliance. We’re sure that your home will be absolutely beautiful for the coming summer months!

Enjoy full-service HOA management in Dallas

Looking for new ways to support your community? The experts at PMI Alliance are here to assist. We offer full-scale community management services in the greater Dallas area, and can help you to successfully navigate every step in the management process. From homeowner requests to board management and operations, our experts share decades of experience and can be a resource for your association. For more information, please visit our website. We look forward to speaking with you soon!