Entry #962, February 17, 2012
The end of February is around the time when most of us start getting Spring Fever. We are officially done with the cold winter temperatures, and staying cooped up in the house! This time of the year is the perfect time to consider what to do with your patio before the warm weather hits. Getting rid of the winter slush and adding color to your patio is a great place to start! Here are tips to prepare your outdoor patio for spring’s arrival.
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Clean and refresh:
Before you already plan where to set your lemonade and garden furniture, get rid of the winter dirt and grime. Remove all your furniture and pressure wash your deck or concrete patio to remove debris from the winter. Your patio may only need a good sweeping to remove fallen branches and leaves, but make sure your patio is clean and ready for spring additions. This is an excellent time to make repairs. Whether you have a loose decking floorboard, or you have nails that are starting to lift, inspect your patio for signs of wear and repair before the spring weather settles in.
Add color and comfort:
Even if you can’t put out the furniture cushions yet, pull them out of storage and give them a good cleaning. If they are sun damaged, or you want a new color and look to your furniture, check your garden stores now. Many garden centers offer lower costs on patio furniture and decor when out of season! This can be a great advantage for you and your patio. If you live in a climate where the weather is starting to warm up, consider what type of flowering plants you can use in planters to add instant color to your patio. Lastly, consider re-staining your wood deck, and adding colorful all-weather area rugs to soften up the hardscape of your outdoor patio area.
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Spring is around the corner and you’re just in time to prepare it for the leisurely months ahead for you and your family. From cleaning out debris that winter has left behind, to adding color with textiles and plants, your patio will be welcoming in spring before you know it. Once you get the patio ready, you may be ready to tackle spring maintenance of your exterior home!
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