Prepare Your Patio for Spring!

how to prepare your patio for the spring

Spring is officially here—is your patio ready?  Before your first big cookout of the season, we can help you prepare this outdoor area for entertaining.  With the right approach to cleaning, organizing, and decorating, it’ll feel like a completely redesigned space!  Without breaking the budget. Here’s how to prepare your patio for spring time. 

Step 1:  Cleaning

To really see what we’re working with this spring, our first step in cleaning is to declutter the patio. Let’s move whatever furniture or storage you may have out there now, and clear away the debris.  After removing larger items like tree limbs, leaves, etc. look for stubborn stains, mold, and grime.  Anything that won’t come off with a stiff broom may need the help of a professional power washing. 

Allow our team at Peak Power Wash to take a look at your patio.  We can determine what problem areas we need to address and target them with a powerful—yet gentle—blend of cleansers.  By following this up with a quick rinse, we can thoroughly clean your patio, deck, or driveway without causing damage.  Honestly, we can even utilize our famous soft wash  technique to revitalize your patio furniture!  Just don’t forget to remove the cushions or textiles first and clean them separately.

Step 2:  Storage

How do you store items on your patio now?  One great way to reduce the clutter (before you put everything back after your power washing) is to integrate multipurpose storage solutions.  Instead of using a traditional bench, for example, why not find one that allows for hidden storage underneath?  You can even find sturdy outdoor coffee tables now that offer the option to keep games, cushions, etc. inside.  For larger items, you may need a storage shed that provides more vertical space. Fortunately, they have many choices today that resemble an outdoor armoire, as opposed to a utilitarian shed. Plus, they’re small enough to fit on any sized patio!  Just pick the option(s) that make the most sense with your space. 

Step 3:  Decorating

Now, this is the fun part! Without changing your patio too drastically, you can easily switch up your style this spring.  Try adding fun pops of color either with patterned fabrics and cushions or you can apply a fresh coat of paint to your outdoor furniture. Let’s not forget about the little things that really create the impression of indoor/outdoor living.

Maybe in the past, you kept your patio neat and practical.  Today, though, decorating is all about comfort.  More homeowners are adding pieces that mimic their interior décor thanks to outdoor carpets, plush seating, candles, and funky (yet durable) accents!  But let’s not forget about the classics:  plants. Not only will the right plant choices and containers help you create a lush entertaining space, but also they can repel common pests this spring and summer. 

On a nice weekend, you can honestly accomplish all three steps—with a little help.  Contact Peak Power Wash today to learn more about how we can clean up your patio quickly and efficiently.  By the time we’re through, you’ll be ready for seasons of outdoor entertaining! Let’s jumpstart your spring cleaning with a free power washing quote today. 



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