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Vine Gets Tendrils Into Brick Columns

Q: The brick-lined columns outside my front door attracted some kind of climbing vine a few years ago that looks pretty embedded in the mortar. Can I remove the vines without damaging the brick or mortar? – Carol in West Virginia A: Pulling the vines away from the brick surface Continue reading →

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Grill’s Drippings Stain Patio Bricks

Q: The patio bricks underneath my grill tend to catch a lot of grease and oil drippings. I clean up after every barbecue, but there are still stains on the brick from the grease. How can I get these up without bleaching out the spots? — Rick in Savannah, Ga. Continue reading →