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Just because concrete is low maintenance doesn’t mean it’s no maintenance. These simple tips will help keep your driveway and walkways looking great.
When it comes to outdoor surfaces, concrete is pretty low-maintenance. Still, despite its tough-as-nails exterior, concrete is porous and easily absorbs liquids, which can stain over time. The surface texture also provides plenty of nooks and crannies for dirt, moss spores, and other materials to gain a foothold. Don't let it! Keep your concrete driveway, patio, and walkways looking their best by following these simple tips for cleaning concrete.
Create a cleaning schedule. Plan an annual cleaning for the driveway and twice-yearly scrubs for the patio. Daily-use walkways that see a lot of foot traffic may need to be cleaned every three months.
Choose an overcast day. The cleaning solution you use will evaporate more slowly when the sun isn't beating down on it. It's also a good idea to clean concrete early in the day, before the sun warms the surface.
For easy cleaning, use Scotts® Outdoor Cleaner Plus OxiClean™ Concentrate to break up dirt and stains caused by moss, mold, mildew, and algae. It's also safe to use around plants, grass, and fabrics.
Eliminate tough moss, mold, mildew, and algae stains withScotts® Outdoor Cleaner Patio & Deck with ZeroScrub™ Technology Concentrateto bring your outdoor surfaces back to life.
Cleaning your concrete driveway, patio, and walkways is a simple, inexpensive way to instantly perk up the look of your home. What are you waiting for?
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