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Spring Cleaning for Your Outdoor Living Space

Winter is over and spring is here! This is the perfect time to clean and refresh your outdoor living space. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Clean your patio.

    Sweep away any dirt, dust, or leaves that have accumulated over the winter. If necessary, wash your patio furniture with a mild detergent and water.

  2. Wash your paving.

    Paving gets dirty and stained over time, especially during winter in Cape Town, with the rain and wind. Give them a good cleaning with a power washer or a hose.

    If you don’t have paving, this is the time to consider investing in it. Laying paving around your outdoor space will not only add value and appeal to your property, but also help conserve water, the most precious resource on our planet.  Pavers for your outdoor space are practical, hardwearing, attractive, and eco-friendly!

  3. Enhance your backyard.

    Add a fire pit or outdoor braai area to your backyard for extra warmth and ambiance. You can also plant some flowers or shrubs to add colour and interest.

  4. Spend some time on your garden.

    Tend to your grass, reseed any damaged areas, and prune your trees and shrubs.

In addition to these tips, you can also make some small changes to your outdoor space to make it more inviting. For example, you could add some new furniture, lighting, or decorations. You could also create a designated seating area for enjoying meals or drinks outdoors.

No matter how you choose to clean up your outdoor living space, a little bit of spring cleaning will go a long way. So get out there and start enjoying the warmer weather!

Some more tips for sustainable gardening:

  • Use native plants that are adapted to our climate.
  • Mulch around your plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Compost your food scraps and yard waste to create nutrient-rich soil.
  • Water your plants deeply and less often to encourage deep roots.
  • Avoid using pesticides and herbicides whenever possible.

As Spring approaches, it’s time to start getting outdoors and using your outdoor living space again!

For ideas to get your summer off to a great start, contact QPave on 086 11 22 55 7 or

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