10 Spring-Cleaning Tips for Your Porch

Get your outdoor spaces summer-ready with cleaning tips for everything from set-in concrete stains to mildewed umbrellas.

Spring-cleaning tips for your porch: Concrete patios
Photographer: Tria Giovan

Concrete Patios

Degrime with a 10:1 solution of warm water and an environmentally safe cleaner, such as Simple Green. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes, scrub with a stiff broom, and then rinse.

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