Installing brick pavers on your property can help you transform the look of the exterior of your home and enhance the landscaping you have done. However, in order to keep brick pavers looking their best, it’s important to maintain them. It’s not difficult to do this, and as long as you stay on top of the maintenance, your pavers will continue to shine for years to come. Follow these simple tips to maintain your brick pavers:
Use a broom and hose to clear debris from your pavers regularly.
It’s just about impossible to keep dirt and debris from building up on your pavers. Nevertheless, you can use a broom and hose to wash dirt and debris away every week or so to stop the pavers from staining. In the event that staining does occur, you can also use a mild detergent mixed with water to remove stains. The sooner you act on a stain, the easier it will be to get it out, so it’s a good idea to get into the habit of washing your pavers as soon as you notice any discolorations or blemishes on them. A wire brush is effective for difficult stains.
Seal your pavers with a special sealant.
There are specific sealants that are designed for pavers. Every few years, you should use one to seal your pavers. The sealant will stop stains from working their way deep down into your pavers and prevent environmental issues from having a negative impact on them. It’s well worth your time to seal them.
How to remove pesky weeds from paver joints.
If you want to avoid looking at unsightly weeds that tend to grow in pavers, use a pre-emergent powder that you can broom sweep into joints, then wet it down slightly. Taking the time to do this twice a year will help prevent weeds from growing.
If you have weeds, you can use an organic weed killer by mixing 1 gallon of water, 2 cups of vinegar and a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray the mix onto the joints with a hand sprayer to eliminate the weeds.
If you have moss in the joints, spread a powder lime on the moss and that will take care of the issue for you.
Have you been thinking about installing pavers somewhere on your property? Vista Pro Landscape & Design can get the job done for you. Call us at 301-805-0119 in DC Metro, 410-878-2100 in Annapolis, or 703-652-4545 in Virginia today to find out how our experienced staff can help you install brick pavers.