With warmer weather upon us, it’s time to get your outdoor space looking pristine. Get your garden cleaning tools at the ready. We’re going to reveal the most effective ways to get your commercial or residential garden spruced up. Discover how to clean garden stones and slabs, as well as a step-by-step process for cleaning wooden garden furniture. First, we’re going to give you some general garden cleaning tips and must-have garden cleaning tools.
General Garden Cleaning Tips
Before you begin to clean garden stones, slabs and wooden garden furniture, it’s a good idea to perform some general garden cleaning duties. Here are a few tasks to tackle to clean and maintain a tidy garden area. Additionally, you’ll also discover some essential gardening tools.
- Remove any weeds with weed killer, a weeding tool or knife
- Remove any rubbish from your garden and sweep the paving area with a brush
- Rake up any twigs or leaves
- Mow grass with a lawnmower
- Tidy up borders
- Clean old pots or planters with a mix of clean water and bleach to kill bacteria
- Clean your barbecue, including the grill, with a scouring brush
- Prune plants and hedges with a plant trimmer
- Place a doormat outside building entrances
- Clean gardening tools by hosing down with a garden hose to eliminate dirt, disinfect and use a little general-purpose oil to prevent rusting
How To Clean Garden Stones
Cleaning garden stones is a relatively straightforward process. However, as your stones can get dirty easily, it’s always a good idea to clean them to make your garden area look flawless. Follow our step-by-step process, noting the garden tools you’ll require.
1. Remove visible dirt
First, use a rake to gently comb over the top of the stones. This will remove light debris. You can also pick out leaves, grass or litter by hand.
2. Lightly spray with a garden hose
Spray the stones with a garden hose to remove the top layer of dirt. Only use light pressure to avoid disturbing the mud beneath the stones.
3. Clean the top layer of stones
Using a wheelbarrow with a light mesh cover on top, place a couple of the stones on top of the mesh and shake the cover gently to remove any remaining dirt. Once complete, place the stones onto a plastic sheet on the floor. Use a pressure washer to clean them. You can also scrub any remaining dirt off with a wire brush. Once they have been cleaned and dried, you can put them back in their original place.
How To Clean Garden Slabs
If you’re looking for cleaning solutions for your garden or patio slabs, here are 3 methods you can follow for making them look pristine.
1. Using hot soapy water
- Once you’ve tackled the weeds and any rubbish, pour a little of the soapy water onto the area.
- Next, start brushing to remove the top layer of dirt. This will require some effort.
- Once the dirt has been dislodged, rinse with clean water. You can use a pressure washer to do this.
2. Using patio cleaner or bleach
- Mix five parts of water to one part of bleach.
- Pour it over the flagged area, avoiding any plant life.
- Begin brushing the area then leave for 15 minutes.
- Rinse with clean water.
3. Using a pressure washer
- Remove any debris from the area.
- Connect the washer to your mains.
- Use a medium pressure to start washing the slabs.
- Use a 45-degree angle for the most effective cleaning.
- Once complete, disconnect the washer and leave your slabs to dry.
How To Clean Wooden Garden Furniture
Wooden garden furniture can become dirty relatively quickly. To keep it clean, follow one of the following three methods.
1. The sugar soap method
- Use a warm sugar soap solution and a hard bristled scrubbing brush.
- Apply the solution and scrub any particularly dirty areas.
- For stubborn stains, you can leave the solution on for a couple of minutes.
- Next, rinse with a hosepipe and leave to dry.
Use a bleach solution for mildew
- Mix one cup of bleach and one cup of washing powder in half a bucket of warm water.
- Apply to the mildew and leave for five minutes.
- Hose off with clean water.
3. Using a pressure washer
- Hose off dirt with clean water.
- For any stubborn dirt, stains or bird droppings, use warm soapy water, a soft cloth or sponge and gently rub over the affected area.
- You may need to clean your teak garden furniture every couple of weeks to keep it looking in good condition.
Start Your Garden Cleaning Tasks Today
Now you know how to clean garden slabs and stones, as well as how to clean wooden garden furniture, you can begin to spruce up your commercial or residential garden space. Remember to take your time and give each section a thorough clean. With our handy cleaning tips, you’ll be able to enjoy spending time in your garden for months to come.
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