Tips for Taking Care of a Brick Paved Walkway

by | Jun 10, 2015 | Landscaping

As part of the redesign of the landscaping, the homeowner has opted to go with paths paved with bricks. While these look great, it does help to remember that the paths will need some care as the years go by. Here are some tips that will ensure each Brick Paved Walkway always looks its best.

Sweep the Walkway Regularly

Whether the Brick Paved Walkway is composed of interlocking pavers or bricks filled in with the use of mortar, it pays to sweep the walkway once a week. This helps to reduce elements that could begin to damage the surface of the bricks. In addition, sweeping helps to remove any stray seeds that could seep in between the bricks and develop into weeds.

Removing Moss

Depending on the time of year, it is easy enough for moisture to allow for the development of moss on some of the bricks. In order to deal with the situation, clean the walkway using a cup of bleach added to a gallon of water. Allow the combination to remain on the mossy area for a few moments, and then carefully wipe it away. The result will be bricks that look new and fresh. Best of all, the moss will not be likely to come back any time soon.

Remember to use protective gloves and safety goggles while applying the solution. For those who would rather leave the cleaning to a professional, keep in mind many landscaping services will clean any type of walkway at the request of the homeowner.

Seal the Brick Every Few Years

Another trick to help keep the brick pathway looking great is to apply a coat of clear sealant every few years. This helps to protect the brick from all sorts of wear and tear. The homeowner will also find that the presence of the protective coating makes cleaning the walkways much easier. Consider having the bricks coated by a professional at least once every five years.

For help in designing and taking care of brick walkways, talk with the team at FGM Landscaping today. They can provide suggestions for different walkway designs along with ideas on how to make sure the bricks always look their best. Once the homeowner settles on a design, the team can make sure the walkways are installed and ready for use in no time.

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