During the warm summer months, having an outdoor deck for barbecues and gatherings with family and friends is a great addition to any backyard. There are many ways to make your deck functional and enjoyable during this season and beyond. Here are some tips to keep your deck looking its best:

• When it comes to enjoying outdoor living, beauty is everything. A well-installed deck can offer a certain aesthetic appeal by itself, but plant life can make a big difference. Mixing several types of plants together in the same pot can have a nice effect and the addition of garden art statues can add a pop of color.


• As the summer months come to an end, your deck is due for a well-deserved, thorough cleaning. Use a garden house to rinse it. A fan-tip nozzle works best, but make sure the pressure from the hose does not exceed the manufacturers regulations. For TAMKO’s EverGrain decking products, use a nozzle with pressure that does not exceed 1,000 psi.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.