I put all of the outdoor toys in the shed, except for the ball and lawn mower. The toddler likes to play with those on the back porch. That only took a few minutes, so for the rest of the time, I swept. The lovely Astro-turf is covered in dog fur, dirt and a few random leaves left over from last fall.
I'm starting to wonder if I can paint the cement that's under the Astro-turf. Does anyone know anything about painting cement floors? It's got a couple of large cracks in it, so we'd have to patch those somehow. I really want to get rid of the Astro-turf. I think a nice, clean coat or two of paint would go a long way towards sprucing up the back porch.