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How to Prepare Your Deck for Spring


Discover how to ready your deck for spring!

Discover how to ready your deck for spring!

Spring is finally here, and soon Eastern Shore residents will head outdoors to enjoy backyard barbecues and late night parties. Before you rush out to the deck with a book, take the necessary steps to ensure its safety and longevity. Discover how to prepare your deck for spring with the following tips.

Assess its Condition

The harsh winter weather likely took a toll on your deck. Walk around the perimeter of your deck and assess its condition. Check for any loose nails and boards, and write them down as you go. Before you can enjoy your deck, you need to make any necessary repairs to ensure your safety. This is especially important if your deck is several years old.

Clean the Surface

Remove any fallen limbs, leaves, and debris from the surface of your deck. Sweep the rest of the dirt away, and consider power washing the deck if need be. Ensure that you remove any tables or potted plants before you clean the deck.

Bring the Furniture Out of Storage

Hopefully you transferred your deck and patio furniture to a shed or storage space before winter began. If so, now is the perfect time to take it out and prepare it for use. If you stored your cushions in large bags, simply remove them and shape to your preference. If you did not store the cushions, clean them before use.

Consider Fun Accents

Once you clean your deck and furniture, you can start adding fun accents to create the ideal outdoor space. Umbrellas, fresh flowers, and outdoor fabrics create an inviting space that guests will love to visit. Are you planning to entertain friends and family this spring? Ensure that you have enough chairs and seating areas for everyone to be comfortable.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project to erect a pergola on your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

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