Paver stone hardscapes make a beautiful addition to your property's landscape. Pavers come in many different shapes, patterns, and sizes. To make sure you enjoy your hardscapes and get the most out of them, here are a few tips for planning and caring for new a new paver stone hardscape.
When planning a new hardscape feature in your yard, you need to take into account what the purpose of the feature will be. Some pavers may work better for certain situations than others, as Terry explains in the video above. Take into account the current designs featured in your landscape and the exterior of your house. You generally want to use pavers that match and complement these other features as much as possible.
If you are installing the first feature in a new yard, consider the type of theme you want to set. For example, a cabin in the woods may look best with a flagstone patio due to the natural rock look that is characteristic of flagstone. If you are unsure of what pavers will be best for a particular situation, we will be glad to help you! We can also provide you with free samples of the types of pavers we use so you can actually see them in your yard and compare them to other features.
A hardscape requires ongoing care to keep it looking good. When your hardscape is brand new you should avoid heavy traffic on your pavers the first few days after they are laid. As time goes on, you will need to clean your hardscape. Some may take more cleaning than others. If your pavers start to become discolored, pressure wash them lightly. If your pavers are located under trees that drop lots of sticky substances such as fruits, sap, etc, (i.e. pecan trees), you might consider having your pavers sealed to protect them and make cleaning them easier. See the video below for more detailed instructions about cleaning pavers. If you notice any cracks in any of your pavers, have them repaired right away. Cracks can spread, especially during the winter when water may get into them and freeze, and weeds will also grow in cracks.
If you have an older hardscape on your property which is looking pretty bad, you don't have to replace it and start over. It's often possible to restore your hardscape to like-new condition! We share more about how this can be done, either by you or a professional, in the video below.
If you're interested in adding a new hardscape feature to your landscape, give Real Turf Solutions a call at (478) 988-0043 and we'll be glad to get it done for you!
By: William Adams
In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.