The 7-Day Makeover: Get Summer Ready
The summer season has arrived, and it's time to dust out your patio furniture and fire up the grill. Getting your outdoor space ready for summer is critical to getting the most enjoyment (and use) out of your backyard or patio. But that means a lot of planning and arranging, and we're here to help.
This day-by-day strategy will set you on the way to having a summer-ready backyard in no time, from cleaning the deck or patio to prepping the pool to freshening up your furnishings.
Let’s learn with QueenBee some notes in home cleaning to welcome a full summer ahead.
Day 1: Relax On The Deck (Or Patio).
Before placing any plants or furnishings in your summer-ready outside space, make sure your patio or deck is as clean as possible. You should also utilize this period to make sure that any winter damage repairs are completed, and seal the deck if necessary to preserve it from the elements.
Day 2: Pool Preparation
It's time to open your pool for the season! Prepare it for all of the summer pool parties, or just day after day of lazing. We have everything you need, from innovative pool ideas to cleaning products to keep your pool water healthy.
Day 3: Refresh The Furniture
Is your patio furniture prepared for the summer? Whether you have wicker and fabric furniture or a wood dining set, keeping it clean and in good condition will allow you to enjoy it for many years to come.
To remove substantial stains such as mud or fallen food, use the edge of a credit card or a dull knife. Rubbing a stain will drive the solids deeper into the fibers. Following the initial clean-up, treat certain types of stains according to the instructions on a stain treatment chart.
A weekly vacuuming or sweeping will protect dust and debris from becoming too deeply embedded in an indoor-outdoor carpet. Excessive dirt buildup generates odor and abrasive action on the fibers, making them appear worn faster.
Because indoor-outdoor carpets have a very low pile, set the vacuum to the lowest setting while cleaning. Remove furniture and other items from the rug before vacuuming or sweeping in both vertical and horizontal directions.
When it's time for a thorough cleaning, vacuum the rug well on both sides. You can also suspend the rug from a solid railing and use a broom to release the soil on both sides of the rug.
While the rug is hung, rinse away soil with a garden hose fitted with a spray nozzle or the low setting of a power washer. If you don't have a place to hang the rug, place it on a plastic tarp outside while you clean.
Day 4: Remember Your Beginnings
Your outside space will not be complete until your garden has received some TLC. And whether you're an experienced or novice gardener, these garden ideas and tool advice will help you develop and maintain your most beautiful garden ever.
Day 5: Design Your Environment
The exciting part now begins: outside decorating. We feel that your outdoor space deserves the same design consideration as your interiors, and with these decorating ideas, your deck, patio, and backyard will look spiffy in no time. If you enjoy a good DIY project, we have a few for you to try, ranging from little flower beds to DIY outdoor chandeliers.
Day 6: Bid Farewell To Pesky Pests
Pests are the bane of any outdoor party. Though we share our outdoor spaces with many beneficial insects, there are some that you should probably avoid—looking at you, spotted lanternflies. From mosquitos to flying ants, tackle outdoor pest control with these Spruce-approved bug repellants and advice.
Day 7: Sunbathing
What good is a gorgeous, well-decorated outdoor environment if no one can enjoy it with you? We lay down what guests will always notice about your outside space and even included some designer-approved entertaining tips. Throw the best outdoor gatherings with these handy hacks—they'll keep the backyard barbeques and late-night pool parties going all summer.
QueenBee has shown you 7-Day Spruce Up to prepare for summer, hope that our suggestions above will help you have memorable experiences in the coming summer.
If you need any help from us, from consulting to services, do not hesitate to contact us.