Before the first frost of winter sets in, it’s important to take care of hardscaping and maintenance issues with your walkway. Pavers are one of the best materials for walkways that money can buy, but that doesn’t mean your walkway will be maintenance free. If you take care of a few minor issues know, things won’t get out of hand during the winter.
Cleaning Walkways During the Fall
If you let dirt and debris sit for too long your pavers, you could run the risk of your walkway surface to stain. You can only imagine what will happen if you leave this dirt and debris on your pavers when it starts snowing. In order to avoid your beautiful pavers from being stained, sweep away any dirt and debris and power wash your walkway in the fall.
Seal the Pavers
Every two to three years, you need to use a sealant that is designed for your walkway. Sealing your walkway will protect the pavers from environmental factors like rain, sleet and snow, and it will also protect the pavers from having stains set into the bricks. If you want a minimal amount of hardscaping projects when spring rolls around, taking care of your walkway in the fall is the way to do that.
Fill the Cracks in Your Walkway
As you may be able to tell by now, the snow and ice can do a lot of damage to your walkway if you don’t take care of it in the fall. You’ll want to fill any cracks in the pavers so that the bricks will stay in place. The last thing you want is to walk up your driveway and bricks start to crack. Filling the cracks now will also prevent weeds from growing between the bricks.
Fall Preparation with Evergreen Gene’s
Evergreen Gene’s has been keeping Glen Burnie residents green for over 50 years. We make sure our employees are educated so they will feel comfortable answering any and all of your gardening and landscaping questions. You can view our portfolio here to see some of our best residential work. Stop in during our business hours of Monday-Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. Give us a call at 410-766-6877 to confirm our stock of flowers or to ask questions. You can also fill out our online form here for more information.