Tuesday May 6, 2014
It's time to get your patioready for the new season. But wait, before you roll out the rug, take the cushions out of storage, and re-hang the lanterns, a good patio cleaning may be needed as well. Here are some tips to help you set the stage and get ready to enjoy your outdoor living space.
While good looking and long lasting, do require some upkeep. Mold and other organic stains can detract from their beauty and harsh winter weather can dull their appearance. The good news is, there are patio cleaning products and services that can get them back to looking brand new in as little as one day. Seal 'n Lock, an environmentally safe cleaning and sealing process, restores your patio, walkway and driveway pavers without using toxic chemicals. This pet and plant friendly system dries in hours and allows you to use your patio the very next day.
Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or you hire a pro, your patio, walkway and driveway will look neater and cleaner after being edged. Additionally, edging protects large plant roots from lawnmower blades and helps keep weeds from encroaching into the crevices of your pavers.
Use a broom, hose or leaf blower around light fixtures, windows and doors to eliminate cobwebs and critters that will surely be found in covered furniture, umbrellas, grills and other outdoor items that were stored for the winter.
Always check the manufacture's tag for instructions first, but here's a simple and effective way to freshen your cushions:
Do a Greens Check
In addition to your patio cleaning, make sure you check the lawn as well. Although it may not be in need of a mowing just yet, a good feed and weed along with checking for divots left by forgoing animals will get your backyard ready for the summer foot traffic. Just think, if you get the whole family involved, you could be enjoying your morning cup of coffee on your sparkling clean patio by the weekend.