Outdoor Spring Cleaning Tips

outdoor spring cleaning tips

Spring is upon us and it’s time to spruce up our outside spaces.  This includes cleaning the deck or patio,  washing the windows, and preparing to plant the garden. Spring is always exciting as it means warmer temperatures and blooming flowers are just around the corner.  Here are some outdoor spring cleaning tips that your home will benefit from.

What Needs Cleaning

Rain Gutters.  They need to be clear of debris and ready for any spring showers in the forecast.

Put on work gloves, pull out a ladder, and get rid of as many leaves and branches as you can.  Wash the gutters with a hose to finish the job.

Fences.  Don’t let your fence look rundown. Rake leaves and debris away from the base, and hose or scrub off any mud.  Touch up your wooden fence with fresh paint or sealant. 

Windows.  You can hire someone to do the job, or tackle it yourself.  If you are a DIYer, here’s what you will need. A sprayer hose attachment, ladder, squeegee, a couple of rags, and cleaning solution. Make your windows shine again.

Exterior Walls.   Tidy up the outside walls using a hose with a jet attachment, or power washer.  Dirt and mud stains can add up near ground level.  Put extra focus on recessed areas, tops of walls, and walls bordered by greenery. 

Entertainment Areas.  Dirt, grime and dead bugs accumulate on outdoor patios, decks, and cooking spaces.  Inspect your outdoor furniture, grill, and outdoor kitchen and scrub away the gunk. 

Gardens.  Give garden beds a good spring cleaning.  Rake out leaves, pull out dead annuals, and trim back perennials.  Spring is also the time to prune summer-blooming trees and shrubs. Give garden structures, like benches, a good scrubbing as well, and repaint or reseal them if necessary. 

Walkways.  Hose down or power wash dirty sidewalks and paths. Push gravel back onto paths or driveways using a stiff brush.  Refill spaces between bricks or pavers with fresh sand, grout or gravel to spruce them up. 

The Lawn needs a good cleaning too. Gently rake up dead grass, sticks and leftover leaves. Get rid of any trash, too.  Fertilize the lawn to give it a boost of nutrients.  Check the sprinkler to make sure it’s in working order.

Decks and Patios. If you have a wood deck, make sure it  isn’t rotting and the railings are tight. Sweep it off and scrub the wood with a proper cleaning solution. Re-stain the deck if it needs it.  A wooden deck needs extra care before you begin using it for the summer months.   If you have a concrete patio, sweep it off and spray it down with a pressure washer.  Look for chips and cracks and repair them.

Let Us Help You With Your Spring Chores

If you are ready to spruce up your outdoor space, the professionals at Peak Power Wash can help. We can clean your home exterior or tackle your deck, sidewalk or driveway.  We use a technique called “soft wash”, which uses a much lower amount of pressure and reduces potential harm to surfaces.  Contact us at 443-686-WASH or visit our website to request a free estimate.







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