The flowers are blooming, the chill is finally leaving the air and the sun is setting after 6 PM. The first signs of Spring are officially here! With warmer temperatures around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning the opening of your Fire Island home for the season.
One of the first steps to take in opening your home is scheduling with your plumber for your water to be turned back on. Once we have moved past freezing temperatures, it’s safe to turn the water back on in your home. Keep an eye on the forecast when planning your water turn-on.
Note: In Seaview, the water will be turned on by the Seaview Association no later than April 15th.
With the warmer weather on the way, landscaping may also come to mind. Spring is the perfect time to schedule a yard clean up. If you are planning to incorporate some new landscaping or hardscaping this year, now is the time to start planning those improvements before Summer gets in full swing and it becomes too hot to plant.
Whether you are renting out your home or using it for your own enjoyment, it's important to make any necessary repairs before the summer season comes around! Beyond any needed repairs, sprucing up your house with a fresh coat of paint on your walls and power washing the exterior can make a big difference in its appearance. If you have stored your bedding, linens and towels for the winter, now is a good time to take inventory to ensure you are well equipped for the season ahead.
Lastly, it doesn’t hurt to check on the condition of your bikes, wagons and beach chairs now, so that you have ample time to repair or replace any of these beach life necessities well before the prime summer season! Given Covid’s disruption of many supply chains, it can take longer for goods to be delivered so make sure to plan ahead for your needs.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on our favorite island soon!
Below is a list of vendors who can assist in the opening of your home:
Fire Island Landscaping - (631) 383-8395
Island Nursery & Landscaping - (917) 575-5251
Fazio Landscaping - (516) 510-0807
Sunshine Cleaning - (631) 767-4386
Martha Vega - (718) 908-1091
Fairy House Mother – Fire Island Home Concierge Service
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We are happy to be of service to you!
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