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Prepare Your Patio for Winter

12 Dec

If you haven’t done anything yet to prepare your patio for this winter, it’s time to start. Winter is upon us and your patio will be directly affected by the cold weather, so it’s important to protect your outdoor belongings to preserve them and make them last longer.

Here are some ways to prepare your outdoor patio for the cold season…

  • Store your patio furniture. Clean all of your furniture outside first and then store it in your garage or a storage shed. Your furniture will be clean when you pull it out for Spring, and it will be safely tucked away from the winter weather that could cause damage to it.
  • Cover your furniture. If you have patio furniture that is sturdy enough to withstand the cold weather, it’s fine to leave it outside, but cover it with a reliable furniture cover, so you can extend its outdoor life.
  • Install outdoor lighting. As the days become shorter, adding additional lighting to your outdoor living space enables you to enjoy it longer and bundle up with a cup of hot cocoa on chilly evenings.
  • Store away umbrellas and hammocks. Any patio accessories that are loose or can be detached should be removed and stored to avoid damage from inclement winter weather.
  • Install patio heaters. Just like lighting, patio heaters will allow you and your family to enjoy your outdoor living space longer into the colder months.  There are many patio heaters in modern styles that are easy and safe to use and warm large areas.
  • Store your garden tools. Since you won’t be gardening during the winter months, don’t leave your gardening tools outside because after they become covered with snow, they become less sturdy and will be prone to rust.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent