The holidays are long gone, and warmer weather is on the horizon, so you know what that means. It’s time to prepare for spring cleaning and there’s no better place to start than with your patio. Your patio is the perfect place to be once springtime comes. You’re outdoors with fresh sunlight, a cool breeze and plenty of space. However, winter is known for making a mess out of patios with all the moisture and debris it leaves behind. Here are a few spring cleaning tips to make your back patio perfect.
Obviously, before you can start spring cleaning, you’re going to need the proper supplies. Since you’re going to be primarily focusing on cleaning your patio, you’re going to need specific supplies.
These supplies include:
- A hose to spray off all the debris
- A bucket to fill with warm, soapy water
- The proper cleaning gear such as rubber gloves, a mask, and a cleaning outfit
- A high-quality scrub brush
The hose is used to loosen and wash away things like small pebbles, acorns, seeds, and tree needles. The bucket will be for housing soapy water so you can wipe off the muck. You’ll also need to wear an outfit that’s for cleaning such as an old shirt, jeans, and boots. The scrub brush will be for getting rid of things that the hose or sponge can’t.
Check Your Furniture
After you’ve taken care of the patio itself, the next thing to do is to check on your furniture. The winter season may be beautiful to look at, but it can destroy your patio furniture. You should know how to clean different furniture materials to keep your stuff in good condition. Winter weather can cause irreparable damage to your patio furniture. Go over all of your patio furniture to make sure if everything is in one piece. Make sure your cushions aren’t retaining moisture. If you had hail in your area, it may have caused dents and tears.
Inspect the Umbrella
If you have an umbrella for your patio, you also need to keep that clean and in good condition. Make sure it is free of mold and sun damage. Note, that if you left it outside during the winter, it may not work as well as it did before. If your patio umbrella isn’t opening, tears in the fabric or the mechanism are broken, you might need to get a new one.
With spring right around the corner, it’s never too early to get your patio ready. With a little elbow grease, you can get a jump start on the outdoor season!