April 20, 2023

How to Clean Outdoor Rugs- A Simple Guide to Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Spaces

By Green Decore
How to Clean Outdoor Rugs- A Simple Guide to Sprucing Up Your Outdoor Spaces

As the weather warms up, people tend to spend more time outdoors. Whether it’s hosting barbecues, relaxing on the patio or playing with the kids, outdoor spaces become the go-to spots during the summer. And one of the most important accessories that can spruce up your outdoor space is an outdoor rug 

However, no matter how beautiful and comfortable the rug is, no one would want to sit on an outdoor rug which is dirty. A dirty garden rug is enough to spoil the look and mood of a family gathering.  

But how do garden/patio rugs get dirty? Dirt, dust, debris, pollen and other elements accumulate on the surface of the rug, making it look dull and worn out.  

So, how do you clean a rug? In this blog, we will discuss how to clean patio rugs to keep them looking fresh and new.  

A Simple Guide to Clean Outdoor Rugs 

  • Step 1: Remove Debris 

Start by removing any debris from the rug by shaking it or using a broom. This will loosen up any dirt and dust accumulated on the surface of the rug.  

  • Step 2: Use a Hoover 

Next, use a vacuum cleaner to clean the rug thoroughly. This will remove any dirt, dust or pollen that may have settled on the rug. Be sure to vacuum both sides of the rug for a complete clean.  

  • Step 3: Spot Clean 

If there are any stains or spills on the rug, use a mixture of water and mild detergent to spot-clean the affected area. Gently scrub the area with a soft-bristled brush or sponge and rinse with clean water.  

  • Step 4: Hose Down 

Once you’ve removed all the debris and stains, it’s time to hose off the rug. Use a garden hose to wash off any remaining dirt or soap from the rug. Make sure to rinse both sides of the rug and hang it to dry in a shaded area.  

  • Step 5: Dry the Rug 

Lay the outdoor rug flat or pin it to a clothesline. Don’t try to drape it over railings as it might lose shape as they dry. Once the top of the rug is dry, turn it over to dry the backside. Make sure both sides are dry before moving to place it back on your patio or moving it into storage.  


Cleaning deck rugs doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With the right tools and techniques, you can keep your outdoor patio rug looking fresh and new all summer long. At Green Decore, we offer easy-to-clean outdoor rugs made of recycled plastic, which are both eco-friendly and practical. These rugs are easy to clean and dry quickly, making them perfect for outdoor use. With Green Decore you can spruce up your outdoor space without worrying about the maintenance of your outdoor rugs. Browse through our selection today! 

We also offer a range of other home decor products, it includes, our newly launched vernal machine washable rugs, scented candles, decorative trays, luxury mirrors, candle holders and decorative planters.