Get your outdoor space in tip-top shape

Spring has been knocking at the door all winter long. With record-low snow falls behind us and a forecast of more unseasonably-mild days ahead, why not take advantage of the temperate weather and get a jump on your outdoor spring cleaning now?

Here’s a list of to-dos guaranteed to get your outdoor space in tip-top shape so you can enjoy the even warmer weather ahead:

* Make your house sparkle. Mildew growth is inevitable when a winter is warm and moist. To stop mold in its tracks and brighten up the exterior of your home, try using a cleaner specifically formulated for outdoor cleaning. The best part is you can do it yourself without hiring a professional or renting a power washer, which is a huge cost saver.

JOMAX House Cleaner and Mildew Killer is a great option. It is easy to apply and is guaranteed to kill mold and mildew and remove tough stains and stubborn dirt without scrubbing or power washing. Plus it’s safe for use around plants and shrubs. Or for quick and easy routine cleaning, try JOMAX House Wash. Just hook it up to a garden hose, spray, wait five to 10 minutes for dirt and stains to loosen and rinse off.

* Clean your way to a dream deck. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just enjoying your morning coffee, the deck is a place of solace. After weathering the winter storms, it could probably use a facelift. Start by thoroughly cleaning the surface to remove any debris or mold with a deck cleaner, like Wolman Deck & Fence Brightener Wood Cleaner & Coating Prep. It can be used on all types of wood and will loosen dirt and discolorations in just 10 minutes.

After cleaning, you may want to restore, beautify and protect the wood by applying a deck finish. Wolman DuraStain is available in 22 of today’s most on-trend solid and semi-transparent colors, so you’re sure to find a finish that complements that new furniture set. You can roll, brush, or spray it on the surface for easy application. Not only will it make your deck look brand new, it will provide protection against water damage and fading caused by the sun.

* The gateway to your haven. Sidewalks and steps are the first things guests see when they visit your home, yet most homeowners neglect them. That’s because most people assume the only option for aging concrete is replacement. Fortunately, there are products that can make your concrete look new again, without spending a fortune, like Rust-Oleum Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain. It comes in a kit with all the tools needed to complete the project and is offered in seven of today’s most popular concrete colors. A tint base kit is available if you prefer a custom color.

What’s more: applying it is easy, even if you’re an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer. First, clean the area by sweeping and hosing off the surface. Next, spray or brush on the stain and let it dry over night before walking on it. And voila, it’s really that simple. Your revived concrete will be sure to wow your guests. For additional spring spruce up ideas and outdoor cleaning tips, visit