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Sometimes we focus too much on the house and yard but forget about the driveway itself. Not today, here are some tips to help make sure it stays looking and functioning great!

One of the hardest areas of your home to really dress up is your driveway. It's also one of the first things that people see when they pass by your home. You need to be able to increase the curb appeal of your house, and one of the best ways to do that is with driveway maintenance. 

There are plenty of ways that you can look after your driveway so you don't have to panic about that but you do need to consider that if you don't maintain your driveway properly not only will you decrease the way that people see your home and therefore reduce its value but you won't have the benefit of enjoying it! Whether you use commercial concrete or another material, you have to consider how to maintain your driveway properly. Once you know how, you can keep up with it and ensure that it looks and functions properly. Here are some driveway maintenance tips to help your driveway look fantastic.

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  • Get it tidied up. If you want your driveway to look good, then you need to make sure that you are maintaining that overgrown grass, dead shrubs and unwanted trees around the area. You can use a lawn mower, get rid of the surrounding grass, a strimmer to get rid of the edged grass, and you can even use a brush cutter or a clearing saw. Cut out a ground level though to make sure that you can get the waste through a shredder and then you can add this waste to the compost heap.
  • Get it trimmed. If you have lawns surrounding your driveway, as most people do, you can make it look amazing just with a simple trim. Weekly edging is always advised to make sure that the grass is maintained and you can ensure that the front lawn has those sharp lines around the edge. You can use a grass trimmer to help you to do this and cut those clean lines around the edge of the driveway, which will also prevent you from dragging mud and grass across the driveway concrete.
  • Decorate it with plants. The good way to maintain your driveway is to border it with plants. You're more likely to look after your driveway if you know that there are plants around the edges, because you will be more inclined to keep the plants tidy. If you want something private and yet grand plants and small shrubs can do the job.
  • Use a gateway. If you want to maintain your driveway from other people from reversing into it or driving muddy tyres across it, then you need to have a gateway to make it more private. Full hedges or shrubs can also help, and taller hedges will need regular trimming. This is important during the spring season to stop them from becoming too dense. You can use an extension hedge trimmer instead of using a ladder, or you can hire an expert to come and do it for you.

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He and his wife Heather live in St Joseph, Michigan - across the lake from Chicago.