Maintaining your Wyresdale Driveway
With the colder months creeping up on us, it is important to make sure that we are looking after our driveways and patios. Use our simple driveway maintenance tips to ensure your driveway is looking its best this winter!
When an area has just been paved, allow it to settle for a few days. After this, you may wish to lightl hose down the paving to or dirt. The area should then be treated with weed killer suppressant 2-3 times per remove any excess sand year as required.
Paving requires regular maintenance, including regular sweeping to prevent the build-up of detritus. Wyresdale recommends that paving is cleaned 2-3 times per year. For general cleaning of dirt and algae, vigorous brushing with a stiff yard brush with plenty of hot detergent solution (washing up liquid or non-bio washing powder), thoroughly rinsed with clean water should suffice. Repeated treatment may be required for paved areas sited beneath trees or in permanent/near permanent shade.
A light power hose at medium pressure is generally all that is required to clean general dirt and grime. Any jointing material which is removed must be replaced. Do not use high pressure power washers as scale power washing takes place.
Moss, Lichen and Algae
Thick growths of moss or lichen must be removed first by scraping out the joints and then treating the area with a moss killer such as anti-moss paving cleaner. Anti-moss is designed to remove moss, lichens and algae. It is best applied in dry weather. After being applied it will take a few days to be fully effective. Once the moss and lichens have been killed, they can easily be brushed off. Anti-moss also leaves a residue in the sand joint which will help reduce the likelihood of re-growth. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed when using any cleaning agent.
Large weeds should be removed by hand and then the area treated with a weed killer (available from any good garden centre). Smaller weeds can then be treated directly with weed killer and these weeds should start to die within days. The manufacturer’s instructions should always be followed when using any weed killing agent.