As Father’s Day draws closer and closer, this year he may be hoping for more than a pair of socks…
Day in and day out our dads have been left with the thankless tasks of painting the garden fence, cooking our dinners and replacing the light bulbs. So, what better way to thank the best bloke in your life than by doing D.I.Y around the house?
It won’t put a dent in your weekend and will allow dad to put his feet up and enjoy a cuppa.
Keep the heat in
Drafty windows are a major culprit of high energy bills in the winter months. Check the condition of the sealant line that holds your panes in place. If it appears to be dry, cracked, or otherwise weathered, remove with a sharp knife and run a new bead of sealant along the seam – easy!
For more energy saving tips visit the Spark Energy website!
Maintain the garden
Cutting the grass may seem simple enough, however, if you cut incorrectly it may struggle to survive. Avoid cutting too short, this makes the grass vulnerable to diseases and weed infestation. It’s best to cut the grass when it’s dry, if its soggy it can clog your lawnmower!
Paint the fence
This task is relatively straightforward, regardless of your D.I.Y experience. Preparation is key for a longer lasting finish and as this is your Father’s Day gift you want it to last as long as possible. The wood needs to be completely dry before you begin, its best to prepare the surface by removing any old nails and sanding down. Give the paint a good stir before applying and avoid runs or drips by not overloading the brush or roller!
After all that hard work, it’s time for YOU to put your feet up and enjoy a refreshing glass of zingy lemonade (aahhhhh). Try our recipe here.
From everyone here at Spark, we’d like to wish dads everywhere a Happy Father’s Day!