Five Tips on Caring for Stone Patios and Walkways
The warmer, spring weather is gradually starting to take hold, and those areas hit hard with snow this winter are finally starting to see the last remnants of the white stuff melt away. Time to break out the work gloves and garden tools to get the outdoor landscapes in tip-top shape. Here are some helpful resources on tackling the outdoor projects:
- This Old House's "Smart Spring Yard Cleanup"
- How Stuff Works' "5 Spring Lawn Care Tips"
- HGTV's "Easy Cleaning Tips for Your Home's Exterior"
- Happy DIY Home's "How Much Does Yard Clean Up Cost?"
- Frequently sealing your outdoor stone surfaces will provide maximum surface protection against spills, stains and etching
- When moving outdoor furniture, lift instead of sliding, which can scratch and damage stone
- Use a nylon brush when cleaning to agitate dirt and grime. Most other brushes are too abrasive on stone
- Immediately remove fallen debris such as leaves, flowers and other plants from stone surfaces. They’ll deteriorate and can stain the surfaces
- Use Granite Gold Outdoor Stone Cleaner®, which is a formula developed to specifically clean outdoor natural-stone surfaces such as limestone, travertine and slate.
| Posted on April 16 2015