Tips For Cleaning Your Patio

 


Article by: Christiane Perrin

The once beautiful stone , How to Grow Wildflowers is covered under dust, dirt, leaves, moss. It's been a while since this patio , How to Conquer Caterpillars has received a thorough cleaning. Does this sound familiar? Years go by and we hardly notice the change , Need Landscape Design Help? This is The Time to Plan for Spring and then one spring , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater day we step out on the patio , Important Uses of Weeds in the Lives of People on the first warm day, look around and realize that the patio , Lazy Fish Worries needs attention. This might be a huge task, and it does not have to be done in one day. Do it one step at a time, as outlined below.

Move all your furniture , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater off the patio. , A Guide To Japanese Gardens As you do this, you might want to sort the furniture , Outdoor Lighting Fixtures Increase Safety and Decrease Expense out into those pieces that are still in good shape and those that have reached the end of their useful life. Be aware that solid hardwood patio , Gardening - Growing Tasty Tomatoes furniture can be refinished and restored. So don't be too quick about disposing of it. Maybe it is time for a complete make over and all new patio , Winterizing Your Roses furniture.

A good sweeping with a strong broom, one that is especially made for sweeping outdoor patios, , Using the Right Hedge Trimmers in Lawn Care driveways, etc, is next. You can find a good broom at your local , Wood Sheds hardware store. While you are there, you might want to pick up some heavy duty-garden trash bags, and any tools , Growing Vegetables and Fruit by Organic Gardening you don't already have that can help you pull weeds. , Fuchsia procumbens Thoroughly sweep the patio, , Water Conservation in the Garden - Use a Rain Barrel to Harvest Rainwater including any dirt and leaves that have accumulated in corners or around planters. You don't want to leave any dirt for weeds , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances to get started in.

Next, it's time to get down on your hands and knees and weed. , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations If you have a couple of teenagers hanging around being bored, hire them! It is important to remove all weeds , A Guide To Landscape Bridges from cracks and crevices. As weeds grow , A Guide To Landscape Bridges and spread, they can cause heaving of your patio , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying tiles, which in turn can cause additional damage when water , This Autumn, Postpone the Winter Blues for Your Lawn gets under the tiles , Hydroponics Lighting: Blue Spectrum V.S. Red-Orange Spectrum and starts eroding the sandy soil , Benefits of Mulch which supports the patio , The Rich History of Wild Roses tiles.

Take stock of your plants , The Garden Beckons and planters. Pull out last year's annuals, , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges trim the perennials. , Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias Do you want to eliminate some plants , Japanese Garden Lights Bring Tranquillity to your Garden and Peace to your Body and Mind that are not doing well, or that did not look as nice as you wanted them to? Pull out those you don't want on your patio , A Guide To Landscape Bridges anymore. Maybe they can be replanted elsewhere in your garden, , Perfume Your and Home with Gardenias or given to a friend.

The patio , Winterizing Your Roses has been swept, weeded and the furniture , Fuchsia procumbens moved off the patio. , Gardening Basics: Inspecting Your Soil How do the stones , Gardening - Growing Tasty Tomatoes look? Could they use a good scrubbing to remove built-up grime and to bring back the beauty of the stone , How to Grow Wildflowers work? Maybe this patio , Abatement Regulations Often Confuse and Do Not Make Sense is 20 years old, has many broken plates and is uneven. Is it time to tear it up and put down new stones?

Ok, looks like a good cleaning is in order. What now? You can either hire professionals or do it yourself. , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! If you hire someone, get 2-3 estimates and ask for references. You might want to go to your local , Need Landscape Design Help? This is The Time to Plan for Spring hardware store and see if they have a bulletin board with a patio , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! cleaning company's business card. Or check with a landscaping , Abatement Regulations Often Confuse and Do Not Make Sense business. Maybe they do that type of work or they can recommend someone.

If you want to do it yourself, , The Most Popular Flower Fragrances you can rent a power , Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias hose or power , Ants! - 1,000,000,000,000,000 Invaders! scrubber at a hardware , Growing Vegetables and Fruit by Organic Gardening store. Be careful with what chemicals, if any, you use. Some will kill off plants, , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail so any run-off into your yard , Invite Spring Early - Grow in Your Basement will damage your lawn. , The Rich History of Wild Roses Some might bleach your stones , Grass Varieties more than you want. The folks at the local , Maintaining Your Landscaped Yard hardware store might be able to help you find the appropriate soap.

You now have a clean patio, , A Beginners Guide To Garden Bridges ready for the season. , Growing Vegetables and Fruit by Organic Gardening
Ch. Perrin enjoys creating beautiful , Winterizing Your Roses spaces in and around her home. , Patio Umbrellas and Beach Umbrellas. Practical and Appealing. At this time of year, the outdoors , Garden Decor -- It Is More Than Just Decorations calls. She also likes to pass on tips , A Guide To Japanese Gardens and tricks she has learned. http://www.ILoveMyPatio.blogspot.com

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