Your gazebo is a beautiful outdoor feature for your spring and summer landscape. However, it may need a little extra care and preparation in the later weeks of fall. With this in mind, it is essential to prepare your gazebo for the upcoming chilly weeks of winter. As you are preparing your landscape for the winter weather of the upcoming weeks, consider these five easy tips for winterizing your gazebo before the holidays this year.
Clear Your Gazebo of Outdoor Furniture
Once you have finished with your fall entertaining for the season, it is important to clear your gazebo of your outdoor furniture so that your furniture can be stored safely for the winter. This step will also allow you to clean your gazebo for the season thoroughly. After removing your furniture and storing them in your garage or shed for the winter, you will be able to start cleaning and winterizing your gazebo.
Sweep Up Leaves, Dirt, and Cobwebs
One of the first steps for thoroughly cleaning your gazebo is to sweep up fallen leaves, dirt, and cobwebs. Removing leaves from your gazebo will help to reduce the risk of mold growth while sweeping up dust, dirt, and cobwebs will have your gazebo looking clean and ready to take on winter weather. By keeping the wood of your outdoor structure as clean as possible, it will be easier to maintain it throughout the year.
Rinse-Off Tough Dirt and Stubborn Spots
Using a hose, rinse off any tough dirt or stubborn spots to ensure that your gazebo is completely clean for winter months. A good rinse is also an excellent way to get rid of any residue that may otherwise stain the wood surface of your gazebo.
Scrub Away Mold Growth and Mildew
If you notice any mold growth or mildew growing in or on your gazebo, it is important to scrub it away with a soft bristle brush. This thorough cleaning will help to prevent mold growth from advancing and potentially harming the structure of your outdoor feature.
Check for Split Wood and Damage
After your gazebo is cleaned, it is crucial to inspect it for any splitting wood, cracks, or potential damage. By checking for this issues proactively, you can prevent any serious structural issues from arising with your gazebo during the warmer months.
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