Your patio is the centerpiece of your backyard. It is where memories are made and pictures are taken. You never want to be in a situation where your patio pavers are less than picture ready.
Patio pavers care is essential to maintaining the look and feel of your home. Patios are susceptible to the elements and this can cause normal wear and tear. Damage to your patio can happen at any time for a variety of reasons but having the right patio pavers care regimen can help extend the life of your patio.
But if you’re not exactly sure how to properly maintain your patio pavers, then feel free to continue reading below. Patriot Landscape has provided the top three tips you can use while caring for your pavers.
1. Sweep Your Pavers
This may sound obvious but you must sweep your pavers whenever time permits.
Dust and dirt are major factors in the wear and tear of your patio. They can build up in the pavers and can break them down over time. Sweeping should become an important part of your patio pavers care routine. Pavers are known for their durability and longevity but without proper maintenance, they can last less time than expected. You should sweep at least once a week to keep your patio presentable and clean.
2. Spot Cleaning
You may notice that stains are seen on many patios. This can happen for a variety of reasons and there is no easy way to get rid of them.
During your patio pavers care, you will need to get a deck brush and a mild detergent to combat these stains. This can be time-consuming and hard work but your patio will be like new once you are done.
3. Replace Stained or Broken Pavers
There may come a time when you face a paver that is beyond repair due to a stain or damage. You will need to replace these broken or stained pavers.
Oftentimes, you will be able to remove and replace single pavers without needing to touch the surrounding stones. There may be rare occasions when you will have to replace the surrounding pavers. When you replace broken pavers during your regular patio pavers care your patio will have a new look and feel to it.
Other Tips for Maintenance
One thing you should discuss with your landscaping company is a paver sealer. This allows you to protect your patio from the elements.
You should also take soap and water to your pavers whenever you can as this can give them a cleaner look. There is no need for a power washer or fancy detergent. Regular dish soap and a hose will work just fine.
Weeds can wreak havoc on your patio pavers. Because of this, it is suggested you use a natural solution to kill any weeds that make it through the cracks.
If you have grout and you notice that it is damaged, you will need to repair it. Failure to do so can cause your patio bricks to be damaged.
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