How to Clean Outdoor Areas

Is your outdoor space cluttered and dirty? Does it feel like too big of a project to tackle? Hometalk has the tips, tricks, and hacks you need to know to help you clean your outdoor space thoroughly and quickly. Check out our discussion boards, video tutorials, slideshows, and best projects. Let's get started!

Cleaning Outdoors
Sweep the leaves
Rake the leaves in your garden into a pile and discard of them in garbage bags.
Clean out the gutters
It’s important to clean your gutters at least twice a year to rid them of any buildup caused by leaves, twigs and more.
Weed out the garden
Get your garden flower ready by pulling out unwanted weeds and pruning overgrown shrubs.
Clean the windows
If your window has screens, take them out and hose them down lightly, then clean the glass part of your windows as well.
Wash the deck
Use a pressure washer and deck cleaner solution to clean the deck well. When you’re done, restain the deck and add a protective finish.
Top Outdoor Cleaning Projects

Need ideas to get you started? Check out our top outdoor cleaning projects here.

Outdoor Cleaning Videos

Here you'll find video tutorials on cleaning outdoors yourself. Take a look around!

How to Clean a Stone Patio Without a Power or Pressure Washer

It's been a long summer and if you have an outdoor patio made of stone, you know it had a lot of foot traffic. So, how do you give it that deep, down clean without a power or pressure washer? All it takes is a few on-hand ingredients and some elbow grease.

How To Restore Aged Cedar Shakes Siding

Cedar Shakes are so beautiful and long-lasting wood shingles that are so often seen on coastal homes.If left untreated, they will naturally gray as seen here. If the cedar shakes are not cleaned on a regularly basis (every 3-5 years), mold and mildew will set in over time, which is what happened to our home here in coastal Maine, that we recently inherited from my parents. To see more on my featured blog series and our Maine home click here "In My Mother's Home..."

New Outdoor Cleaning Projects

Need new outdoor cleaning ideas? Try some of these and get your space spick and span.