As the chilly season moves away slowly, it would be best to prepare for the patio season as early as you possibly can. This way, you and your family will get to maximize the enjoyment that warmer weather brings. Although it is the wettest time of the year, family and friends would still love to hang out on the concrete patio in St. Louis. So, why not make the experience worthwhile? How, you ask. Here are three simple outdoor patio ideas to prepare for Spring.
Clean and Repair
Snow can be tough on concrete patios. Make sure to clean the patio well from bugs that might have found home in it. Remove any weed growth as well. After cleaning, inspect the area and check for any damage that might have developed. If there are evident cracks and spalls, consider concrete coatings. You can check patio pictures online of how resurfacing is done. Stamped concrete patios are one of the most popular options. If for any reason your concrete patio gets discolored, there’s no need to fret. Staining concrete patios will help disguise, if not completely cover up, any ugly stain or discoloration.
Furnish the Patio
Get outdoor furniture out of storage and into the patio. Plan patio designs first before bringing the furniture out. This way, you won’t have to keep rearranging just to get it right. Opt for comfortable chairs and a not-so-invasive table. Family and friends would surely want to hang out on the patio more often so make sure yours is ready for entertaining. You may also want to add some pillows, fabric covers, and some decor especially for covered patios, to make it more inviting.
Decorate with Plants
How do you connect the patio to nature? With greenery, of course. Incorporating some plants enhances the outdoorsy feel even in a covered patio. Opt for potted plants, flower boxes, or anything that is manageable. If your patio can’t accommodate some plants, why not create a vertical garden on an exterior wall? This is a popular trend in both residential and commercial properties. You can ask the local orchidarium for any plants that are already lush and green even before Spring actually breaks in. However, if you can’t find any, start out with seedlings. They’ll be in full bloom in time for Summer.