Summer is just around the corner, meaning more backyard BBQs, relaxing evenings on the deck, and kids spending the long daylight hours playing outdoors. Chances are you’ve already taken a peek at your deck or even embraced the warmer temperatures and had your first backyard dining of the year. If so, you probably noticed the effect this past winter has had on your deck. Whether your deck sustained serious weather damage or just normal winter wear and tear, now is the perfect time to get it in shape for the upcoming summer season.

Give It a Good Cleaning

The first step in basic deck maintenance is to keep it clean. All you need is a good quality deck brush, a pressure washer and wood cleaner. You can pick up everything, including a rental power washer, at any home improvement store. If your deck has evidence of mildew, consider picking up a cleanser specific for that purpose.

Add Planter Boxes

Container gardening is low-maintenance and can be a fun way to bring a bit more of a natural feel to your deck. Consider the time you are willing to spend caring for any plants. Succulents are low-maintenance while potted herbs take a bit more care but have the extra bonus of being edible. You could also add a bright splash of color with containers of flowers or flowering plants. You will probably want to avoid anything too fragrant and skip any plants known to attract bees.

 

Update Outdoor Furniture

Patio furniture can take a real beating, and it only takes a few seasons for it to begin to look worn and tired. Updating your furniture doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Simply replacing cushions can make outdoor chairs look and feel brand-new. Painting chairs and tables can update their look and seal them against the weather for the upcoming season.

Refinish Your Deck

Updating the furniture and adding plants can update the look of your deck, but if you really want to refresh your deck, why not start with the deck itself? Whether you are interested in resealing, staining or painting your deck, our professionals can help. Curious about what we can do for you? Check out some examples of our previous work here.

As an extra incentive, we are offering two promotions to help your deck wow your friends and family this summer. Receive $200 off every job over $2, 000. Know you want a change but not sure exactly what to do? We’re currently offering a free color consult with our expert designer on every job over $1, 500. We can help you breathe new life into your existing deck just in time for summer. Give us a call today, and find out for yourself why we’ve won the esteemed Angie’s List Super Service Award two years in a row.