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Changing Your Home And Garden

I have always loved the idea of going through my home and making changes to my home and garden, but things aren't always as simple as they seem. About six months ago, I realized that I needed to do something to make some significant changes to my home, because the entire space had grown dated and unsightly. It was a lot of stress to figure out what I should do and how I could make powerful changes, but after working hard to prioritize my needs, things started to come together. This blog is all about changing your home and garden in a way that works for your budget and lifestyle.


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How To Take Care Of A Cobblestone Walkway

If you have cobblestone walkways installed around your yard as part of your landscaping design, you need to make sure that you know how to take care of your cobblestone walkways so that you get the most use out of your walkways. 

#1 Keep The Weeds Away

Make sure that you keep the weeds away from your cobblestone walkways. You can keep weeds away by applying weed killer to the space in between your cobblestones. Whenever you see any weeds trying to grow up in between the cracks in your cobblestone pathway, be sure to pull them out. Don't let them creep in and take over. 

#2 Sweep Regularly

Next, be sure to sweep your cobblestone pathway on a regular basis. This is the best way to remove twigs, leaves, loose dirt, and gravel from your walkways. Sweeping is the best way to get rid of this type of debris that naturally accumulates on a cobblestone pathway over time.

#3 Rinse Off With Water

Every few weeks, you should take out your hose and screw on a spray attachment to the end of the hose. Use the jet function on the spray attachment to clean your cobblestone pathways. You are going to want to start in the middle and spray towards the outside. This is the best way to get dirt and other debris off of your cobblestone pathway.

#4 Deep Clean When Necessary

Every couple of months, you may need to deep clean your cobblestone pathway. Sometimes, mud can build up and harden on your cobblestone pathway. When mud accumulates on your cobblestone pathways, it can be tough to get off. You can also get stains from oils, cooking products and even leaves on your cobblestone pathways.

In order to deal with mud and stains, you are going to want to put some environmentally friendly outdoor soap in a bucket with warm water. Then, use a scrub brush to apply the soap and water to your cobblestone pathway, and use the scrub brush to remove the mud and stains from the stones. Be sure to rinse off all the soap and loose dirt with a hose when you are finished.

#5 Add Extra Sand

The cracks in between a cobblestone pathway are filled with sand to keep the stones stable. Sand is generally used on the edges of the pathway as well to keep the rocks stable. Overtime, you may need to lay down more sand in between the cracks, as well as around the edges to keep the rocks stable and strong. 

For additional information, contact a supplier of cobblestone products, like Harristone.