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 Vinyl Siding

You know that one project that you just keep putting off for one reason or another? Well, that project for us was cleaning the vinyl siding at Steph's house. It's been so long since it had been cleaned that it was looking like some kind of science experiment! Two sides of her house stay fairly shaded creating (unfortunately) perfect conditions for the formation of algae, mold and mildew growth! Cleaning this green mess was going to take a little muscle!

The Easy Way To Clean Your Grill Before Grilling Season

I have to be totally transparent and tell you that our BBQ grill has not been cleaned in a long time. A loooooong time! To be totally honest, I can’t remember the last time Matt cleaned it?? Don’t judge us – I am just keeping it real.We like to use our grill all year long. We have it on the deck right outside our back porch door so we don’t have to go far to use it when the weather isn’t the best. Since we use it all the time, it was getting pretty disgusting! DISGUSTING!Hide your eyes and skip this before photo.

Clean a Stone Patio Naturally!

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 in a natural way? All it takes is a few on-hand ingredients and some elbow grease.

New Outdoor Cleaning Projects

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

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