The Easiest Ways to Enhance Your Patio

A patio is a wonderful space to take advantage of, especially when the weather is clear and sunny. It can be a great area for entertaining guests or for you to enjoy some relaxation time. However, much like other areas around the house, a patio must be maintained and occasionally needs to be spruced up a little.

Giving your patio an update can breathe new life into your outdoor living space. And if you’re looking for a few of the easiest ways to enhance your patio, we’ve got some ideas for you...

Carry out rejuvenating repairs

Over time patios can develop cracks, chips and the surface can start to fade. All of this can put you off spending any time on your patio. However, you can avoid issues such as a small crack from becoming a much bigger problem, by making repairs as soon as you see that they’re needed. 

Concrete patios especially are prone to developing small cracks as they age, which can grow larger, creating more damage. If you take the time to make small repairs whenever necessary, you can keep your patio in pristine condition.  

Eliminate weeds

Unfortunately, sprouting weeds are an all-too common problem in patios. They can often pop up quite easily between bricks or in small cracks in the patio surface. Safe to say a patio full of weeds isn't exactly a stellar look.

Thankfully, getting rid of weeds is easy, as you can simply pull them out by yourself regularly. Another, more effective method of getting rid of the weeds, is to mix a solution of one part salt and two parts boiling water together. This acts as a strong natural weed killer, which when poured over them, can eliminate the pesky plants within a few days. 

Power wash the patio 

Over the years, environmental elements can take a toll on the surface of your patio, along with general wear and tear. It’s common for these elements to cause stains on the surface of your patio, but thankfully these can be easily rectified, with a power wash. 

Using a pressure washer is an effective way to get your patio looking shiny and new again. As long as you make sure that any needed repairs are completed first, power washing your patio can be done quickly and easily with the right equipment. Before long you can get that sparkly shine back onto your patio surface.

Invest in outdoor furniture

If you plan on relaxing or inviting guests over for some outdoor entertainment, then you’ll need to invest in the right patio furniture. Dining sets can be ideal, or even some specially designed patio couches and armchairs. These will usually be made of wicker or plastic material, and can be topped off with soft, colourful cushions. 

Furniture is a must if you want to relax on your patio, and you could even go for something outside the box, such as a hammock. They are quite a popular patio furniture trend, and larger hammocks can accommodate up to 3 people. 

Use some potted plants

Spicing up your outdoor décor goes a long way to making your patio look and feel at its best. And rather than splashing a load of cash, consider simply adding a few aesthetically enhancing potted plants instead. 

You can easily find plants that will work with how much sunlight your patio gets. Certain flowers are more shade tolerant, while others need more light to thrive. If you’re limited on space, you could try some shepherds hooks and hanging potted plants to add some delightful decoration. 

At Premier Surfacing, we offer a range of services that can help you get your ideal patio. For more information contact us on 01952 840 838.

Published: July 2019

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