Summer is on its way, and what better time to start thinking about protecting your deck ready for those long, hazy afternoons in the sunshine? Here are some tips to get your deck looking brand new and keep it in pristine condition all year long.
Seal and stain
If you want to keep your deck in tip-top condition ready for those #picoftheday Instagram shots, sealing and staining are essential. Staining and sealing the wood will protect it against the elements, and can also enhance the visual appeal of your decking area. If you haven’t stained your deck yet this year, make this your next backyard landscaping job.
Cleaning is usually one of the least favourite gardening jobs, but it’s crucial for ensuring your deck looks the business. If you’re a fan of home decor trends or you’re lusting after garden design images on Pinterest, devote a little time to cleaning your deck and your patio every couple of weeks. This will help to improve aesthetics, but also to reduce the risk of accidents.
Invest in specialist products
A yard brush, a bucket of soapy water and a cloth may get you so far, but to achieve the best backyard and driveway aesthetics, you need to ensure you have a collection of products that are designed for outdoor use. Investing in specialist products, such as a pressure washer, will prolong the lifespan of your deck, and enable you to carry out a stunning garden transformation with minimal hassle.
If you have a deck, and you’re looking forward to hosting plenty of BBQ parties outdoors this summer, now is the time to take steps to protect your deck and backyard to ensure it looks its best to host guests. Does your backyard need a facelift? Give the team at My Outdoor Living a call! We can help you design and build the backyard of your dreams.