If you want to have an entire summer full of backyard entertaining, your patio is the best way to do so. But what if you have been putting it off all year long and have to get ready for patio season in a hurry? We have a few tips that are going to help you get ready for patio season.
Tip #1 – Take care of your garden and your lawn
During the colder winter months, it is normal for us to neglect our yard a bit. However, just cutting a few inches of your grass is going to make your outdoor area appear far more neat and orderly. This is going to help the overall appearance of your patio.
Tip #2 – Start with some cleaning
You want to start by thoroughly cleaning your patio. First sweep the area, and then use a garden hose or pressure washer to clear your entire patio. A pressure washer is going to be great for the more stubborn moss and dirty that a garden hose is not going to remove. Because you do not want to damage your patio, always start with the lowest setting and turn it up from there.
As you are cleaning your patio, it is also a good idea to pay attention to your patio doors and your exterior windows. Not only is this the time of the year that you want to clean them, but you are also able to spot possible signs of wear and tear.
Tip #3 – Play with some natural light
Between your patio and your indoor area, you want there to be a smooth transition. You want your outdoor area and your indoor area to have a similar feel. By letting in some more natural light into your indoor area, you can be sure that the entire area feels more open and spacious.
Tip #4 – Keep the pests out
Is there anything more frustrating than the annoying buzz of a mosquito when you have an outdoor gathering? If you want to make sure that insects are not going to put a damper on your outdoor parties, you want to check your backyard for standing water. Whether you are going to take care of the pests yourself or hire a professional, it is always a good idea to check beforehand. candles made with bug repellent are also a great last-minute addition to your party if you want to make sure that you do not have any uninvited guests.
Tip #5 – Get your patio furniture ready
If you have already bought your patio furniture, now is the time to check for possible sharp edges, cracks, or any other damage that might have occurred. Use a vacuum, cloth, or hose to clean both the furniture and cushions after you have inspected them for damage. Always be sure to make your furniture last by adhering to the instructions as given by the manufacturer of the furniture.