Generally speaking, pavers are fairly low maintenance. In the grand scheme of your annual maintenance routine, care of pavers is likely one of your simplest projects.

Being simple, however, does not make it any less important. To keep your pavers looking elegant, and in top condition, there are a few steps you’ll need to take.

Pavers are a great solution for busy homeowners, or areas where landscaping can be a challenge. Once you’ve made the investment in your home, its important to take steps to protect your investment. Here are 5 easy steps to keeping your pavers in top shape for years to come.

1. Sweep it up

2. Rinse, and repeat

3. Use a homemade cleaning solution

4. Apply a paver sealer

5. Replace damaged pavers