Spring Cleaning Time!We know it’s still pretty cool outside and it will be for a few weeks, but when the spring warm weather finally graces us with its presence we want you to be ready.
Tips to Prepare your Deck and Outdoor Living Area for SpringYour decks and patios have endured a lot over the winter, from UV rays, moisture from melting snow, to tree sap. There’s nothing worse than attempting to enjoy nice weather on deck that needs sprucing up. Thinking about your spring deck plans now may just help you get through winter’s end. To make sure your deck is ready when the season finally begins, we are going to share how you can prepare your deck and outdoor living areas for spring:
- Pressure wash the deck surface, etc.
- Tip: Read this article for Dos and Don’t for Pressure Washing your Deck (Courtesy of Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking).
- Clean your Clearview® Railing System.
- Watch our video: Stainless Steel Care & Maintenance
- Scrub your patio furniture cushions. No matter how you store them, they usually need freshened up or replaced.
- Uncover your patio furniture or pull it out of storage. Fold and store your furniture covers in a deck box or shed.
- Scrub your patio furniture with an environmentally friendly cleaner.
- If you have stored away your outdoor rugs, now is the time to bring them out before you place your furniture. If your rugs have been outside all winter, a good cleaning (or even pressure washing depending on how sturdy the fibers are) will make it shine for spring.
- Check all of your landscaping lights for any needed repairs or bulb changes.
- Our solar powered LED accent StarLights are a great addition to any deck!
- Pull out and scrub your stored flowerpots with warm water (Don’t use any soap or any chemicals that will contaminate the potting soils that you will need to add. Dawn works well.).
- Give your grill a good spring-cleaning and tune up.
- Trim any shrubs or stray branches that may have grown into your patio or path areas. Be careful not to prune any of your spring bloomers!
- Fresh mulch in your flowerbeds and landscaped areas dress up your space and give your plants and shrubs their spring protection against fluctuating temperatures and last minute spring storms.
- Be sure to really inspect your flowerbeds or landscaped areas for stray garbage or other foreign objects that winter storms may have washed into your garden.
- Treat your lawn and garden for late winter weeds to keep them manageable throughout the spring.
- Freshen up your outdoor living space by bringing your outdoor accessories or by adding new lanterns, lights, pillows, flower pots, etc.