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Reviving our patio

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HullabaLuLu Tue 16-Jun-09 12:03:29

I've noticed that our patio is looking very tired. There are weeds poking their little heads through the sides of the paving. I was planning to get dh to blast the weeds with the jet wash but what do we use to fill the gaps again?

poshwellies Tue 16-Jun-09 12:18:36


HeadFairy Tue 16-Jun-09 12:20:42

You could actually use it to your advantage and plant some small herbs in there, sprinkle a few seeds down the cracks, something like thyme works very well, and then you'll get lovely smell when you walk over them.

HullabaLuLu Tue 16-Jun-09 12:33:52

Is it cement? I had no idea. Thank you. Not sure its a job for me then.

I love that idea HeadFairy and if we were planning to stay here then I'd give it a try but we're hoping to sell in the next 12 months.

cornflakegirl Tue 16-Jun-09 13:15:22

Sharp sand?

HullabaLuLu Tue 16-Jun-09 13:45:26

Thanks cornflakegirl, I'll have a look at that too.

Timmyrocks Mon 22-Jun-09 20:12:58

We had the same problem and brought some geofix from a local DIY shop. It comes like dry sand which you brush into the gaps then leave overnight to set. Very easy to do you just need a small brush and a dry night.

Goober Mon 22-Jun-09 20:17:33

Fibre optic lights.

Pannacotta Tue 23-Jun-09 10:53:52

Sharp sand but still suggest leaving some gaps and planting creeping Thyme etc, looks great and wont take long to establish.

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