Summer is just around the corner and that means outdoor activities – barbecues, garden parties and birthday parties out in the yard where family and friends can come and soak up the sun. In Manahawkin, New Jersey (NJ), the warm weather and sun makes it so much to spend time outdoors, especially on man-made surfaces like patios and driveways.
Kick off your summer by making sure all your concrete, stone or brick paver patio is in good shape for the seasonal activities to come.
These hard surfaces are created using a process called hardscaping, the name for non-living outdoor components made of concrete, brick and stone. They can include patios, driveways or retaining walls and are often used to bring an extra level of comfort to homes in Manahawkin, NJ.
Most often these hard spaces are used recreationally, or to help wall off an area or back yard for some further privacy. Often they act as additional home spaces for kids to play, families and friends to socialize and for homeowners to host parties and gatherings.
Depending on the time of material used to create your hard space, there are different techniques for cleaning and repair of individual properties. In general, there are a few things you can do to help prepare the hard surfaces in your yard for the coming summer in the way of repairs and cleanliness:
Get It Clean: Garden Hose Scrub Down
Manahawkin is known for flowery trees and pollen in the spring time. To prepare for the summer, clean off all the debris from your patio with the help of a garden hose.
During this process, you may discover that you have a lot of stubborn dirt. In these instances, use a pressure washer. Depending on the type of material used to build your patio, you’re not going to want to use the pressure washer on a high setting. Start with the lowest setting possible and slowly work your way up as needed so as to not bring any unwanted harm to the materials in your home.
If you’re not comfortable user a power washer or are unsure of what chemicals are safe to use on the materials used to make your patio, getting your patio professionally cleaned is also an option.
Safety: Check for Damage
Is your patio in good shape? There may be unevenness, broken pavers or stones, or sunken areas where water may have been collected. These can be dangerous especially among young kids causing people to trip and fall, hurting themselves on the hard ground.
Sometimes these smalls spots of damaged can be easily fixed with something as simple as a new brick or some weeding. Keep in mind that wavy or uneven structural problems may indicate that it’s time to replace your patio. If this is the case calling a Manahawkin, NJ patio repair professional is your best option.
Decorate: Bring Your Patio to Life
What better way to kick off the summer than with some new decorative patio furniture? Consider getting a grill or decorating your patio with scented torches, candles and other outdoor amenities that will make relaxing or entertaining on your patio all summer a breeze.
The decorations will help make your patio a nice place to relax and entertain in the summer, and add a little something to your home. They can help transform your outdoor space into feeling like another room for your home.
David Ash Landscape Contractors was built upon the principles of exceptional service, unequaled design and skilled craftsmanship. To find out more about how we can help you prepare your patio for the summer, contact us.