Patios were made for relaxing and entertaining. It is hard to do either of these things if your patio is not clean. For this reason, washing your patio and its surroundings should be a regular part of your routine. However, a deep clean should be done in early spring to bring in the season. While you can certainly clean your patio and any concrete or stones yourself, sometimes for efficiency and time it is nice to hire stone washing services. Continue reading for some tips on washing your patio.
To Clean a Patio:
Start with an empty patio. When there is no furniture or accessories in your way, it will be easier to sweep. Wash any furniture and cushions and allow them to dry in the sunshine thoroughly before putting them back on the patio.
Use the right cleaners. Using cleaners designed for the material you are cleaning will get you the best results. For instance, use glass cleaner on glass and degreaser on your grill. Wash cushions and umbrellas with a mild soap.
Clean your planters. Prepare any planters for new plants by ensuring they are clean and free of debris or bacteria. Bleach and water solution can be used here.
Spray off your patio with water. Using a garden hose or power washer will quickly clean any concrete or stone on your patio. If your patio has any brown or black spotting due to mildew growth, mix a solution of 10% bleach and 90% water. Protect your hands with rubber gloves and scrub the areas thoroughly. Allow to dry, and repeat if necessary. The bleach solution should kill the moss and mildew and prevent it from returning. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the patio of any remaining bleach water. For very stubborn stains or assistance cleaning stones or concrete, consider stone cleaning services. Stone cleaning services will have all of the tools and chemicals necessary for cleaning stained or neglected patios.
It may take a day of hard work, but enlisting the help of friends, family, or stone cleaning services will make it easy work. Getting this job accomplished in one weekend will ensure that as spring turns into summer your patio will be ready whenever you need to relax with a book or entertain guests. Once a deep clean as described above has been accomplished, your patio will only require minimal weekly touch-ups to keep it looking its best.
Key Benefits of the Service
Our Master Gardeners and Maintenance team preserve the lushness and beauty of your outdoor environment. It is our priority to protect your landscape investment through adequate and specialized maintenance for your property.
A properly maintained landscape builds curb appeal
Home sell faster and for more money than its neighbors
Aesthetic garden beauty improves with age
An attractive landscape plays a role in reducing stress
Make your home a healthier and happier place