People relaxing on their back patio

While the winter chill may feel like it’s overstaying its welcome, summer will be here before we know it. Follow these tips to prep and be able to enjoy your outdoor space as soon as the warmer weather hits.

1. Do Some Housekeeping

The colder fall and windy winter days may have blown debris on your patio, such as leaves, dirt and sticks. The first step to preparing your patio is to clean it off — sweeping and pressure washing are great places to start. You can also take this time to wash your patio furniture linens or surfaces so they are ready for your first lounge outdoors for the year.

2. String Some Lighting

You may have taken down your bistro lights or other light fixtures to protect them during winter. Now is the time to put them back up and get a head start on being able to enjoy the warmth of summer nights.

3. Roll Out the Grill

Summers are made for grilling hamburgers, hot dogs and bratwursts. Replace your grill to its rightful place on your patio and give it — and your grilling tools — a good wash. After all, you must be prepared for any spontaneous barbecues that may pop up. You might also want to keep a watermelon and a few refreshing beverages on hand, just in case.

4. Decorate the Space

After all the housekeeping and structural elements are in place, it’s time to decorate. Add accessories like plants, lanterns and other decor, and adjust your patio furniture so it’s in an ideal position for cozy conversations with family and friends. Maybe you prefer color or perhaps you own more neutrals — either way, spruce up your patio and create an inviting space to relax alone or host a group of friends.

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5. Add Shading and Privacy Options

While we crave the summer sun in the winter, we can admit that the Texas afternoon heat can be challenging to endure. Installing solar shades or screens on your patio can block these harsh UV rays and cool down your patio during the hottest times of the day. It also provides a privacy screen between you and your neighbors.

At Shading Texas, we have several shading options to take your patio to the next level. Our products are made with durable materials to endure the elements, save you energy costs and keep your patio cool in the direct sun.

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If you plan on spending a lot of time on your patio this summer, a shade or screen from Shading Texas is a worthy investment. Contact us to get your free estimate today!

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