The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming! Spring is officially here and summer is just around the corner. As the beloved patio season approaches, consider these simple tips from the Dayside experts to prepare and enjoy your patio all summer long.

1. Check for repairs

Take the time to walk around and check over all concrete, stone, or brick for any unevenness, broken pieces, or sunken areas where water may have collected. If you notice any of these things, contact a landscaping company that specializes in patios and driveways to get them fixed.

2. Spring cleaning

Once you know your patio is in good shape, you can start giving it a good cleaning. Start by sweeping the area and then spraying it down with a garden hose. To remove the more stubborn dirt or moss, try using a pressure washer. Remember, to avoid potential damage start with the lowest setting first and then slowly dial it up.

As you’re cleaning the area, take a close look at your exterior windows and patio doors. This is a great time of year to give them a good cleaning and make sure they’re working properly.

3. Prepare patio furniture

Begin by checking all surfaces for any cracks, sharp edges, or the occasional refugee insect. Next, wash the furniture and cushions with the hose, a soft cloth, or vacuum. Be careful to follow any special cleaning instructions that may have accompanied your furniture when you first bought it.

4. Arrange the patio

Now that everything is clean and ready to go, you can have some fun by arranging and even updating your pieces. Get creative by making your own patio decorations such as planting some flowers inside of the open space of a cinder block and placing them throughout your patio or backyard to add a splash of colour.

5. Don’t forget about the plants

A patio isn’t complete without an appealing backyard to accompany it. After a long winter, your backyard may look and feel a little bit neglected. Fire up that lawnmower, remove those pesky weeds, apply grass seeds to the bare spots and add some character with a bright and summery garden.

The experts at Dayside Windows and Doors are not only ready for summer but can help you get your patio ready for all the entertaining this season brings. If you’re ready to revamp your home with new windows and patio doors, give us a call today!