Whatever the landscape is, is it causing your windows to get dirty or obstructing access to get them clean?
Here ate some tips to gardening/landscape maintenance that will help get clean windows:
- Keep plantings from touching your house. Leave enough space to gain access to window.
- Lower windows might require a step ladder, leave at least 2 feet of space for the ladder to be set-up.
- Higher windows that require a ladder need space too, but the space is further away from the house, following the 4:1 rule, for every 4 feet of height the base of the ladder is 1 foot away from the house, for a window that is 20 feet up, the ladder base would be 5 feet away from the house.
- Walkways, driveways and decks are commonly blown off, ensure when areas are blown they are blown off away from the house. he stuff being blown can dirty your window faster than a two-year old with an ice cream cone.
- Window boxes are beautiful, keep in mind when they are not full of plants it will cause rain to hit the soil and splash up mud on the window. One good rain storm and it will look like you haven’t washed windows… ever.
- Same as the plantless window boxes, other items can splash up dirty rain water onto your windows and house like Rubbermaid storage containers, barbecues, benches, etc.
Plantings and items around your house may cause your windows to get dirty quickly. If you notice windows getting dirty a little too fast, take a look at what might be causing it and if possible make some changes.
Access to windows is very important. If you’re hiring cleaning of your windows out, unobstructed access is lighter on the pocketbook, it’s safer and in the long run provides for cleaner windows.