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Maintaining Your Backyard Hardscape

a retaining wall as a backyard hardscapes

Getting your backyard looking the way you want it to is one thing. Maintaining it is another. When you invest in an outdoor living space, you have to be willing to put the time in to protect and maintain your investment or hire a trusted contractor to do it for you. Outdoor hardscapes require regular maintenance to keep looking great and functioning the way you want for years to come. Hardscapes can include pathways and walkways, patios, retaining walls, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. The Valley Deck & Patio team offers professional hardscaping services in Maryland and surrounding areas.

Tips For Maintaining Backyard Hardscapes

Regular maintenance of your backyard hardscape will save you money over the long run so that you don’t have to replace things before their time completely. Here are a few tips for keeping your outdoor space looking great regularly:

  • Make sure you have the right tools for the job.
  • Make sure you have a way to drain rainwater so it doesn’t settle and create puddles.
  • Doing spot cleaning when spills or stains occur.
  • Conducting regular surface cleaning with a broom or hose.
  • Using a pressure washer on surfaces like patios and walkways.
  • Do a deep cleaning with bleach or an acid wash.

Backyard Maintenance Services

Keeping up with all the maintenance of owning a home can be overwhelming. Everyone can help with that, especially if you don’t consider yourself a weekend warrior. To show the pride you have in your home, hire professionals to help you keep it looking its best. This will also help you with the resale value of your home when you are ready to sell it. Some of the maintenance services you can hire a reputable contractor to help you with are:

Patio maintenance

Weather and general use will cause a patio to need repair or refinishing eventually. Materials chip, break and become rough around the edges. Hiring someone to restore your patio will have it looking great in no time so that it’s safer for all to use and enjoy for years to come.

Paver sealing

With pavers being such a popular choice for outdoor uses like pathways and walkways, you’ll want to get your pavers sealed to extend their life and protect your investment.

Stone cleaning

While regular spot cleaning and maintenance can help keep stone looking good, there will be stubborn stains that you’ll need more help with. If you don’t own a power washer, this is also something you’ll want a professional to do for you.


Using stones in your backyard hardscape may also require managing water drainage around them. This could be managed by creating a pitch on the surface. Hence, gravity does its job by installing a drainage system as part of a patio surface so that water doesn’t unnecessarily pool on the surface and damage it over time. If the drainage in your hardscapes is not working (or non-existent), then it’s time to call in professional help.

Valley Deck & Patio Offers Hardscaping Services in Maryland

If you are looking for creative ways to add value to your property and enjoy your outdoor space more, give the Valley Deck & Patio team a call. We can help you with all of your hardscape services and more. We only hire licensed and skilled contractors so that you get everything you need – including design, installation, and maintenance – from the same local and trusted business. In addition to hardscape services, we can help you with:

  • Custom landscaping design
  • Planting services
  • Landscape lighting
  • Maintenance services

Contact us today at 410.983.6261 to see what flexible outdoor living solutions we can offer you.