Perk Up Your Backyard With a Vertical Garden

April 18, 2023 Patio Design

If you’re looking to add a functional and beautiful element to your outdoor backyard, vertical gardens are a great way to add more green to your space. Here’s a few reasons why a vertical garden might be right for you:

Saves space

One of the biggest advantages of a vertical garden is that it saves space. A vertical garden allows you to maximize your outdoor living space while still enjoying the beauty and benefits of a garden. You can easily grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in a compact area. Nothing wows guests to your outdoor kitchen more than cooking with ingredients grown only a few steps away.

Adds a unique aesthetic

A vertical garden is a unique addition to any patio. With a wide range of plant and flower options, vertical gardens can add texture, color, and life to an otherwise dull space. Make a garden that matches your own style and taste.

Creates a sense of privacy

Vertical gardens can also create a natural barrier between you and your neighbors, providing privacy from noisy neighbors. You can use tall plants or climbing vines to create a living wall that offers seclusion while still allowing air and light to flow through. For more info on privacy walls, check out our blog.

Easy to maintain

A vertical garden is relatively easy to maintain, especially when compared to traditional gardens—no need to worry about weeding or bending down to tend to your plants. Instead, you can water them with a hose or watering can and trim them as needed. With easy maintenance, all you have to do is enjoy the fruits of your labor in your perfect garden.

A vertical garden is a beautiful addition to any patio. It provides a space-saving, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly way to grow plants. With a little planning and maintenance, you can enjoy the benefits of a wonderful garden right in your own backyard.

7 Ways to Keep Your Patio Clean Year-Round

April 17, 2023 Outdoor Living

There’s never a bad time to prepare your patio for outdoor fun and entertainment. Whether you’re cleaning after a long winter or just sprucing things up, here are a few tips to keep your patio looking pristine:

Start Sweeping

The first step in cleaning your patio is removing accumulated outdoor remnants over the months. Use a broom or leaf blower to sweep away leaves, twigs, and other debris. This gives you a clear surface to work on.

Wash With a Pressure Washer

A pressure washer is an effective tool for cleaning patios and cedar fences. It can remove dirt, grime, and stains from concrete, pavers, and other surfaces. Start by rinsing the patio with water, then use the pressure washer to clean the surface. However, if you have to spray your deck, make sure to use a low-pressure setting, or it will chip away the paint used to color the surface.

Use a Cleaning Solution

For stubborn stains, a cleaning solution can help break down the dirt and grime. Many patio cleaning solutions are available on the market, like Scott’s Outdoor Patio & Deck Cleaner. Check out our blog for more options on cleaning your patio

Prune Those Plants

Now that spring has sprung and the weeds are starting to grow like, well, weeds, it’s time to get your garden back in tip-top shape. Pull out those weeds and remove any dead plants that sadly didn’t make it through the winter. For more tips on gardening, check out our blog.

Cleaning Your Outdoor Kitchen

For outdoor kitchen surfaces like stone countertops, a mix of dish soap and water will do the trick, just make sure your cleaning concoction isn’t acidic since acid will stain and damage your stone. Stainless steel countertops can also be washed with dish soap and water, just make sure to dry the water off since permanent water spots can form if left untreated.

Keep Your Grill Clean

Grills can be a bit tricky to clean since many soaps or detergents can affect the taste of your food. However, many grilling brands like Traeger and Weber have their own branded cleaners that are sure to keep your grill in tip-top shape. With some cleaner and a wire brush, you’ll be ready to go for grilling season.

Tidying Up Ceiling Fans

Besides keeping you cool on summer days, ceiling fans are really great at collecting dust and dirt. Luckily, there are plenty of microfiber dusters with extended handles, meaning you won’t have to break out the ladder. Just make sure to move your furniture out of the way so no dust bunnies land on them, and just a quick reminder, please turn your fan off before cleaning.

By following these tips, you can get your patio looking great in no time. If you’re considering upgrading your outdoor living space or building one from scratch, contact TCP Custom Outdoor Living for a consultation. We can help you design a great outdoor space and provide professional installation services.

Have a project in mind? We work throughout the Houston and Dallas - Fort Worth areas.

Our Customers Love Us

We were very pleased with Texas Custom Patios and how our primary contact, Ryan, approached the job. He was very polished and professional and as issues surfaced during the project he was quick to deliver a solid solution. Well worth the investment. We are very pleased with the outcome of this patio and are happy to be a reference to anyone with questions.

© 2024 TCP Custom Outdoor Living

Thank you for your submission!

We will get back to soon!