Summer means having BBQs, hosting friends, getting outside, and enjoying your backyard to its fullest. Contact your local handyman to get your deck and home exterior ideal for summer hosting.
We offer a wide range of handyman services. Here are 4 tips to get your yard ready for summer.
Handyman Tips To Prepare Your Yard For Summer
Fix the deck
Decks are the perfect place to host parties and entertain friends during the warmer months. However, this can be hard if your deck has seen better days. If your deck is an eyesore or has lost structural integrity, your handyman in Conway SC can help.
Water causes parts of your deck to warp or rot over time. If the wood is soft, it’s time to replace it. Your handyman will remove the water-damaged boards and replace them with new wood. On the other hand, they may use a wood filler to repair the rot if the damage is minor and limited to one area.
Stain the deck
You should have your deck restained every three to four years with a high-quality sealant to protect it from the elements. With a lower quality stain, you will have to reapply every one to two years.
Deck staining helps reduce the chance of splintering and water damage. In fact, staining is crucial to your deck’s longevity! Plus, it keeps your deck looking great.
Staining isn’t an overly complicated process, but it is one that you want to do right. Otherwise, the stain may not take properly. In that case, it won’t protect your deck perfectly and won’t look perfect either! Fortunately, your handyman is an expert at staining decks.
Add a fire pit
If your area doesn’t allow wood-burning firepits, consider a propane burner! Propane fireplaces, fire tables, or fire pits can help you enjoy those long summer nights. We can help install your propane burner and ensure your fireplace area flows well with the rest of the yard.
A professional pressure wash by your local handyman might be just the facelift that your yard needs! Pressure washing removes dirt, mold, algae, and anything else stuck to the exterior of your home. Not only does this improve your home’s curb appeal, but it also helps protect wood and masonry from grime buildup.
If you want to host any summer BBQs or gatherings, getting your home’s exterior pressure washed is a great idea. It gets your yard looking its best!
Doing your own pressure washing can be a real hassle. It’s time-consuming, and you’ll probably have to rent a pressure washer.