What more could you want over the Easter long weekend, apart from a few chocolate eggs, a win by the Cats in the footy and a bit of time to relax in your Geelong pergola?

For your pergola to be serene and relaxing place to spend over Easter, just like the Geelong Football Club you need to prepare. After all, it’s hard to relax when there’s dust and debris on your furniture and cobwebs dangling from the roof.

Here are some tips from Geelong’s best pergola builder to ensure your outdoor area is looking it’s best for Easter. The good news is that you won’t need to strap on football boots to make it happen.

Clean your way to an inviting Geelong pergola

  • Start by removing any leaves, twigs or debris that have accumulated in, around and on your pergola. Use a broom or leaf blower to clear the surface, paying special attention to corners and crevices where debris tends to gather.
  • Prepare a gentle cleaning solution using mild dish soap or a commercial cleaning solution diluted in water. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the wood or other materials.
  • With a soft-bristled brush or sponge, scrub the entire surface of your pergola, including the posts, beams, underneath the roof and the flooring. Plus, do the same with your barbecue and outdoor furniture. Take care to remove any stains, mildew or algae growth, especially in areas prone to moisture build-up.
  • After scrubbing, thoroughly rinse the pergola with a garden hose or pressure washer to remove any soap residue and loosened dirt. Ensure that all cleaning solution is washed away to prevent residue build-up.
  • Check for signs of mould or mildew, particularly in areas where you get limited sunlight. If you spot any growth, treat it promptly with a mould remover or a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar.
  • Clean the gutters and downpipes of your pergola. While you’re at it, if you haven’t cleaned the gutters of your home, do this at the same time.
  • Now that your pergola is beautifully clean, give it a thorough inspection and look for any signs of damage. It could be cracks in the decking timber, rot in timber, loose joints, flaking paint and a whole host of other issues. Address these issues as soon as you can to prevent further deterioration and prolong the lifespan of your pergola.
  • If your pergola is made of timber, consider applying a sealant or stain to protect it from the elements and enhance its appearance. If you have timber deck and it hasn’t been oiled for a while, set aside some time to give it some protection. Choose products that are specifically designed for outdoor use and follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application.
  • It’s not just your Geelong pergola that will need a little love and attention. Keep nearby plants and vegetation trimmed to prevent them from encroaching on your pergola. Overgrown foliage can contribute to moisture retention and create an ideal environment for mould and mildew growth.

While these tips are great to follow in the lead up to Easter, or over Easter if you prefer, try to make pergola cleaning and maintenance a regular job. By staying proactive and addressing issues promptly, you can enjoy your Geelong pergola for years to come, creating lasting memories in your outdoor oasis.

Who is Geelong’s best pergola builder?

While this post has hopefully provided you with some valuable answers on how best to clean and maintain your pergola, it may have left you with one question. Who is Geelong’s best pergola builder?

Outside Concepts, of course. If you live in the Geelong area, Jaan McKenzie is your local specialist. And if you need a new pergola, he can help.

Phone Outside Concepts on 1800 601 674 or submit a form on Jaan’s page. He can then contact you to organise a time that’s convenient to discuss your new outdoor area.

Looking for a solution to your outdoor lifestyle? Call us now for a free quote on 1800 601 674.

What do you want for Easter? Forget chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and wins for your footy team, focus on a cleaner Geelong pergola.
What do you want for Easter? Forget chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and wins for your footy team, focus on a cleaner Geelong pergola.