How to Properly Care for Your Patios and Walkways

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After the successful installation of patios and walkways, it is important to take care of them so they will last as long as possible. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your patios and walkways in working order and looking their best.

How to Properly Care for Your Patios and Walkways

  • Regularly weed the area, especially if plants begin to appear on the patios and walkways themselves. Weeds tend to grow almost anywhere, so be sure to remove them before they erode and deteriorate the quality of patios and walkways.
  • Promptly clean up spills and messes, or they may permanently stain your patios and walkways.
  • Do your best to protect your patios and walkways from standing water, especially during cold months. If there is water present that begins to turn to ice, it can not only become a slipping hazard, but it may begin to expand and create cracks in the surface.
  • Remove leaves promptly, as they can erode the walkway or leave stains. This should be done at least once per week, especially during the fall.
  • Sweep the area regularly with a broom. Not only will this help to keep your patios and walkways looking clean, but it could also remove other problems, such as seeds falling from trees that may cause weeds to grow.
  • Wash down the area with a power washer at least once or twice a year. This will provide the area with the deep clean it needs.
  • Apply a seal to patios and walkways to help protect them from erosion.

Give us a call today at Oconee Landscape Design if you’d like to install a beautiful patio or walkway at your home. We can also provide further advice on how to maintain your patios and walkways.