09 Jul Cleaning and maintaining your garden patio
We all enjoy our garden patio, no matter what time of year. Sitting outdoors is good for our mental health and well-being. The garden patio needs regular maintenance and cleaning to keep it in the best possible condition. No matter what size it is, you will need to keep on top of any weeds and to keep the patio area clean and tidy, especially if you use it as a dining area. Regular cleaning will make these jobs so much easier. Below we offer some top tips on how to clean and maintain your garden patio.
You’ll need to get rid of any weeds
Regular weeding throughout the year is needed to leave your patio looking clean. The best advice is to tackle weeds as soon as they pop up. If the weeds are growing in between the paving slabs, then once removed, you will need to replace the sand. The good news is that you can buy specialist weed repellent sand for this job. Weed killers are also a good option for removing lots of weeds.
Get sweeping that dirt away
Dust, grime and staining are common patio problems. To begin the cleaning process you will need to fully sweep the patio area to rid it of any fallen leaves, dust and dirt. A stiff brush and hot soapy water are useful for tackling troublesome areas and for giving a quick clean. However, for a long-term solution, and one that gives a deep clean, pressure washing is the better option.
The benefits of pressure washing
You can carry out pressure washing yourself, but it is advisable to use a pressure washing service. This will not only save you money, but it will give a more thorough clean. This is because they will use the very latest machines which are more powerful than those you can buy on the high street. They will also be fully trained in how to use them.
The pressure washer deep cleans your patio or decking area, and will easily remove all stains or growth such as kitchen or mould. Although water is applied at pressure, the professional will know how to apply that water to your deck or patio, so as not to cause any damage to the structure.