Can’t wait to spend time outside? Whether you have a backyard, patio or balcony, it’s time to get it prepped so you can enjoy it all spring and summer long. Here are some tips for preparing your outdoor space.
Unpack and check the patio furniture
Get those lounge chairs and tables ready for entertaining! Take them out of storage or unwrap them, inspect for any winter wear and tear, and wipe them down or clean them. You’ll want to make sure you use the correct products for the material, but generally warm, soapy water will do the trick on most surfaces.
Wash your deck and patios
After a long, harsh winter, you’ve got to check the deck. Brush off any debris, give it a good wash with the hose (or a power washer for more buildup), and see if any areas need restaining.
Clean the BBQ
One of the best things about outdoor entertaining? BBQ’s! Give the BBQ a good clean—inside and out—and check that it’s still in good working condition. Don’t forget to buy gas, and get your BBQ tools ready, too.
Get your green thumb going
First, inspect your lawn to check if any bare spots will need reseeding. And whether you have beds, pots, or planters, stock up at your local garden centre, get your hands dirty, and start planting so you can enjoy blooms and veggies all spring and summer long. If you’re unsure what flower varieties to plant in the spring, speak to your local nursery.
Add a touch of style
Once your outdoor space is in tip-top shape, it’s ready for some personal touches. String lights, an outdoor rug, bright cushions, blankets, and table accessories are easy and affordable ways to make it your own oasis.