Winter is finally coming to an end, and with spring on the horizon, now is the best time to prepare your outdoor space for that warmer weather and outdoor fun. Here, we’ve broken down all of the necessary steps to get outdoor spaces prepped and ready to go for the first backyard gathering of the year!
Outdoor Patio Furniture
Taking care of patio furniture isn’t important just for the aesthetic value, but also to keep it protected and make sure it lasts as long as possible. To tackle outdoor patio furniture, start by uncovering and dusting it off. If necessary, it might be time to get the hose out and give it a good hose down to get rid of any dirt built up from the winter and any bugs that have made their homes there.
Now that the furniture is clean, setting it up on a patio or under a pergola really starts to set the mood for Spring. Adding some decorative pillows and new plants can give it that extra element of style and comfort.
Outdoor Kitchen and BBQ Grill
One of the saddest parts about winter is letting a great outdoor kitchen space go unused. After all, this is thee most requested space for outdoor entertaining. So now that spring is almost here it’s just about time to start firing up that BBQ grill again. Before planning your next weekend gathering, be sure to get the grill cleaned up and ready for use. Careful cleaning not only keeps the grill from becoming a fire hazard, but it also improves the quality of the food cooked on it. WikiHow does a great job of breaking the steps down.
Aside from the grill, you’ll want to clean the rest of your outdoor kitchen much like you would the interior kitchen. All grill covers, sinks and stainless appliances can be wiped down with stainless steel cleaner. Bar countertops can be brushed off with a hand broom and then wiped down with a wet rag. Of course, the wine fridge will need to be filled and any mini-fridges can be stocked with snacks.
Just like dust builds up on your car, the same goes for your pavers. That being said, it’s probably time to give the patio a thorough sweeping to get rid of that dust layer and any debris left behind by winter storms. If it was a particularly stormy winter where you live, you can also hose down your paver patio for good measure.
And now that all of your outdoor patio furniture is cleaned off and ready to use, set it up on the patio for some instant relaxation.
Tend to Your Surrounding Landscape
With Spring so close, naturally, it’s time to start thinking about your garden plans. Mainly, when will the weeding get done and what flowers are you wanting to plant this year. Although the former might be a bit of a drag, it’ll be worth the work once the fruits of your labor begin to blossom. Some lovely flowers to consider planting are Daylilies, daisies, coneflowers, blanket flowers, and gayfeather. Find a wider variety of option in this handy article we found by DIY Network.
By completing these few tasks, homeowners will be ready to enjoy beautiful spring days in a clean and refreshing outdoor living space. Be prepared for the spring by prepping now, so that when that first barbecue worthy day arrives, there’s no need to hesitate before inviting friends and family over for a good time.