If you are thinking that spring cleaning only means cleaning out your closets, think again. Spring cleaning means getting outside and planting gardens, sewing seeds, cleaning out that garage, and getting that patio summer ready, too. The latter is especially important, since the warmer climate is always an invitation to go outside and have some fun in the sunshine. In fact, outdoor cleaning can be fun too!
For that to happen you just have to put your favorite tunes on, prepare yourself some snacks and follow these five spring cleaning tips for your patio.You'll be glad you did!
Give it a Clean Sweep
First things first. After all that snow and rain and the leaves falling, there is bound to be quite a bit of debris. Add in the wind factor and you probably have quite a bit of dirt, debris and twigs on your patio. Start by cleaning it with a good old fashioned sweeping. Gather up all the debris and sweep it clean for a fresh start. Remember to check on all corners where most of the debris can gather up and go unnoticed if you aren't paying attention.
Take a look at your patio floor. Does it need some retouching? Are there some cracks and breaks that need repairing? If so, then take some time and do those minor repairs. For cement patios, you might just get away with an all-natural cleaner and water with a scrub brush for stains. If not, maybe it’s time for a new look for a patio floor makeover. What about considering eco-friendly patio flooring? You can always get Treeium's help to assist you, answer all your doubts and get your patio redone.
Spruce up the Furnishing
If you neglected or even covered up your patio cushions, now is a good time to get them cleaned. Clean them according to the manufactures directions and maybe even spray some spring fresh fabric scented spray on them before putting them back on the chairs. You should also dust all your patio furniture and give it a nice wash with some home-made cleaner (such as water and vinegar, which works wonders!).
Say Goodbye to Weeds
Take the time now to get rid of any overgrown weeds that may have popped up through the cracks of your patio floor. Get rid of them now so they won’t be a problem later on in the summer, where they'll surely grow disproportionately and make your patio look bad. Be absolutely sure to get rid of the weeds from the roots since you'll have to deal with them later on if you don't do it.
You may want to look into power washing the whole patio as well as the siding behind it. This will keep an even and clean look to the entire space. Power washing your deck and patio is a great way to get rid of mold and mildew, as well, which is the best way to go to make your floors last longer in their new shiny state.
As great as these tips may be, you shouldn't forget to add in some nice finishing touches. What do you like to collect? Garden statues, wind chimes, and candles are all nice touches to complete the look of your newly cleaned or refurbished backyard patio. Before you know it, spring will meld into summer and you will find yourself sipping a nice cool drink on your brand new patio.
Posted April 09, 2015
by Gabriel Posternak.