Winter has come and gone, but that does not mean that it hasn’t left a mark. Indeed, the months of wind, rain and snow will have left your beautiful garden messy and in need of some serious care. You may even have leaves dotting your patio from last year, so it is time to take out your pressure washer and get cleaning so that you will be ready for a summer of BBQs, parties and general fun.

Cleaning your patio can be a bit daunting, but if you have the right tools you will be just fine. Pressure washers will save you a huge amount of time as they will let you blast dirt off any stonework and clean any pots or walls in just a matter of minutes. Using one of these is also significantly more fun than scrubbing on your hands and knees. Also be sure to grab a rake, a broom or blower, and a few other tools to clean up leaves and anything else that might be lying around.

It is also time to clean your patio furniture. If you stored it inside you will need to do some gentle dusting; on the other hand if your chairs and tables suffered the ravages of winter outdoors they will need some serious attention. Your pressure washer will be great for this, but you should also use some cleaning solution to make your surfaces shine.

These simple steps will remove all the marks of winter from your patio – in no time you will be ready to get out there and enjoy the gorgeous weather. Patios are the best way to enjoy the spring and summer, so make sure yours is ready.

Other Patio Cleaning Resources

Good Housekeeping shows you the fastest way to clean up your patio or deck with this article.

This Old House also recommends pressure washers for cleaning a deck or patio.