If the planters are heavy, then it may be difficult to move them. Get planters with wheels, so that you can wheel them aside and clear the moisture trapped beneath them. Letting moisture accumulate will be harmful for the deck, especially if it is wooden.
Buy lightweight furniture for the deck, so that you can tilt or move it and let the rainwater run down. Remove the moisture and all traces of water to protect the furniture and the deck.
4. Keep Paper Towels Handy – Use paper towels to clean stains on the deck, furniture, umbrella, tablecloth or the cushions, as soon as you see them. This will prevent the stains from becoming permanent. And the quicker you blot the stains, the easier it will be to remove them.
Don’t forget to wash between the slats, the underside, and the intersections when you are doing your weekly deck cleaning. Use a mild detergent and water to wash the deck. Following these tips will ensure that it is always clean during the summer and spring months. This will also help extend the life of your deck.
~ Thanks to Handyman Matters