Spring has finally sprung in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. An outdoor space in your home is so important, and ensuring its usable is even more vital. Check out these tips for preparing your patio for spring that I live by when the weather starts warming.
Clean It Off
The first step to preparing your patio for springtime is cleaning. Y’all know that a space is always more enjoyable when it’s clean—but this isn’t just applicable to living rooms and inside areas. Your patio is more functional and a better environment for you to spend time when it’s clean.
When the weather warms enough, try power-washing the hardscaping around your patio, including the patio itself. This will get all the dirt and grime off it and let it shine like it’s brand-new again.
Freshen up Your Furniture
Once the patio is clean and ready to go, you can start putting your patio furniture outside again. If you have metal furniture, you can most likely power-wash it too. If you have upholstered furniture, make sure you know how to care for it.
If you’re feeling like your furniture is run-down or not fitting with your current style, look for ways to upgrade it. You can use outdoor slipcovers, new cushions, or even a new throw pillow or two—anything that jazzes your patio up and makes you feel at home.
Prepare To Plant
You don’t have to be a professional gardener or nursery owner to make your space a little more connected to nature. Invest in some plants to grow around your patio. Even if you can’t plant stuff in the ground, you can find pots to plant in. I feel an unmatched amount of pride and accomplishment looking out at the fresh flowers and veggies I’ve been able to grow myself.
Trust me, plants around a patio make any space feel less “concrete jungle” and more at peace with its environment.
There are plenty of other tips for preparing your patio for spring that I could give you—but the most important one is to go with what feels right to you. If you love your patio, you’ll spend more time out there and reap the benefits of all the beauties of nature.