Preparing for Football Season_ Proper Lawn & Paver Maintenance

With football season ramping up and fall’s cooler temperatures and falling leaves, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about preparing for autumn with proper lawn and paver maintenance. You can do more now to impact how your lawn will look next year than at any other time of the year.

Fertilize your lawn with a winterizer fertilizer before the first heavy freeze to encourage strong, vigorous root development. This step allows grass to get off to a better start in the spring and increases resistance to disease and insects.

While nobody likes to rake leaves, it’s an important step in autumn lawn maintenance. If you have a lot of leaves, mulch them and apply them to your lawn where they act like a second fertilizer application for the grass.

Luckily, with Belgard pavers on your patio, walkway and driveway your job is easy. Our pavers require very little maintenance. Thanks to a manufacturing process that ensures quality, colorfastness and weather resistance, our unique Colorgard technology evenly disperses colors throughout each and every paver, wall, and curb unit we make. Belgard products resist UV rays, maintain their original color year after year, and hold up to stressful weather extremes.

Additionally, stained or broken pavers can be easily replaced without patches. Ants and weeds in joints can be prevented with sealers or herbicides.

You can still enjoy your outdoor space even during upkeep – involve the whole family and make it a fun activity. The chores will get done faster, and you can get back to watching the game on your beautiful, leaf-free Belgard patio.


  1. Hi all, I need some advice. I installed Belgard interlocking pavers on a patio in my home in Truckee California. the landscaper used some sort of sand base to pour in the actual lines as well as the fake lines in the pavers. problem is when it rains hard or I get a lot of drip from my roof lines it washes the sand out and it wont stick when I sweep it back in. is there another application of some sort that would hold better and not wash out?

    • Standard sand will not work and washes out. What you need is polymeric sand, which has a binding agent that holds it together once activated with water. If your paver joints were filled with standard sand, you will need to remove all of the joint material. If you use a pressure washer to do this, be sure to use a fan tip and use on a low setting to avoid removing the finish from the face of the pavers. Allow the pavers to completely dry. Refill the joints with polymeric sand using a push broom. If you have access to a tamping machine, run it over the pavers to vibrate the sand more deeply into the joints and then push more sand in with the broom. Blow off excess sand with a power blower. Remember to wear eye protection and a dust mask. Activate the sand by GENTLY spraying the entire surface with water, using the shower setting on a standard garden hose. Allow the polymeric sand to cure for at least 24 hours. For best results, seal the pavers and new joints with paver sealer after the joints have cured.

      • thanks for getting back to me. I believe my contractor did use the correct sand but he did not seal it. so what would be next steps? can I put new sand over the old and then seal it completely? what kind of sealant should I use?
        Just to clarify, we do experience extreme temperature ranges with under zero in the winter and over 90 in the summer. will that make any difference?


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