GreenThumb Hard Surface Treatments

GreenThumb have been treating lawns for nearly 40 years, so we know a thing or two about how to look after your outdoor space. We know, for example, how slippery driveways, patios and paths can get with algae and moss. And, of course, we know how to deal with weeds. 

So, our new Hard Surface treatments offer a safe solution that ensures resilience, visual appeal and prolonged life for your hard landscaping. 

We offer a highly effective and specialist Hard Surface Cleaner, so there's no need for pressure washing or laborious scrubbing.  

This kind of regular maintenance and proactive algae removal not only enhances the appearance of hard surfaces but also contributes to the longevity and safety of outdoor spaces, ensuring they remain inviting and hazard-free. 

We also provide Hard Surface Weed Control because unchecked weed growth not only detracts from the visual appeal but can also cause damage to hard surfaces over time. 

By offering weed control services, we help maintain the integrity of hard surfaces such as pavements, driveways and patios, preserving their longevity and preventing potential costly repairs. 

Hard Surface Cleaner

Over time the appearance of driveways, patios and paths can deteriorate as algae develops, usually causing hard surfaces to turn green. Algae also creates slippery and unsafe conditions for walking. The treatment we apply removes algae and manages moss as well as reducing the appearance of fungi and lichen, restoring safety and cleanliness to the surface.

Hard Surface Weed Control

We’ll locate the weeds and apply a professional herbicide specifically approved for these surfaces, spraying them collectively if there are several or individually if there are only one or two. This will eradicate weeds around your home, improving the overall appearance of your outdoor space and extending the lifetime of your hard surfaces.

Frequently Asked Questions

On what Hard Surfaces do you apply your treatment? 

Our treatments work well with paving slabs, block paving, concrete, artificial sports turf and tarmac. We do not apply the treatment to decking, fencing, marble or sandstone. 

Can you carry out Hard Surface Weed Control all year around?

The short answer is, no. Whilst we can schedule Hard Surface Weed Control at any time, we need to wait until the weeds are present and active, typically from March onwards to apply the treatment.

Do I need to prepare the patio/hard surface before your team arrives?

Before we carry out a Hard Service Cleaner Treatment if there is significant debris or dust, it would be appreciated if you could brush this off before our arrival. Also, if leaves are present please remove these. This will assist in helping to make the treatment more effective.  

Is there any after-care advice we should know?

Yes, after having a Hard Service Cleaner treatment we recommend that children and pets are kept off the area until the product has dried, usually around 2 hours. Additionally, it would be advisable to not walk on the surface treated for this same 2-hour period, as there is the chance of contamination of other surfaces, including lawns. 

Do you recommend that we do anything post-treatment to enhance the impact? 

This will not be necessary, however, in the case of black lichen, using a stiff brush after the product has dried may help with its removal.  

How long will the Hard Surface Cleaning last? 

Usually, it starts to clean within 24-48 hours. You should begin to notice a difference within a week, depending on weather. Over the next 4-6 weeks your hard service will continue to improve.