How to Get Your Deck Ready for Spring

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Giving your deck extra care now will ensure it looks its best come spring!

It’s no secret that people spend most of the long cold winter sitting inside dreaming of warm spring and summer evenings. People love to spend the warmer months outdoors, enjoying fun activities in the balmy air. If you have a deck, you’ve been waiting months to enjoy it, and now that spring is finally around the corner, you can’t wait to get started. Before your deck is ready for spring, there’s a few steps you’ll need to take to give it a fresh touch.

Give Your Deck Some Pre-Spring TLC

The floor of your deck has taken a beating during the harsh and often unpredictable winter weather. Start by clearing the deck of any furniture you left out over the course of the winter. Once it is clear of obstructions, sweep away any debris left by winter storms. If your deck is not moldy, use soap and water to clean it thoroughly. If you suspect a mold problem, take to your wood deck with a bleach mixture to clear it away before it does damage to your deck. Once it is clean, assess the condition of your wood deck. It may need a stain or a power wash before it’s ready for spring.

Assess Your Patio Furniture Closely

Go through your collection of patio furniture and clean it very thoroughly. Wipe away all of the dust and dirty while paying special attention to any nooks and crannies. It is best to pick a dry day to complete this step, so that your furniture can dry out in the sun. If any of your furniture shows signs of mold, throw it out and replace it as soon as possible. Feel free to spruce up your deck with new throw pillows, or a potted plant of your choice. Getting your deck ready for spring can be as fun and creative as you want it to be. It is truly an opportunity to make your space as unique as you are.

Get In Touch With Fisher Hardware And Lumber Today

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