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Old 31-03-09, 18:25   #1
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Its coming round to that time of year again ... anyway mine needs doing again. Last year i bought some stuff to clean the path and it was crap didnt shift the green stuff at all. Anyway my neighbour said try using washing powder .. wet the path ..then sprinkle washing powder on it .. then brush it with a stiff brush and then rinse it off. She said that it works all summer as well you only have to do it once. So i did do ........ and it worked brilliantly ... it does need to be powder tho .. liquid dont work .. tablets do .. when you crumble it over the path ..

so if you dont have a power washer .. a cheap way of doing it ...
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My mum uses bleach or soda crystals

Just make sure you give it a good rinsing afterwards
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Power washer for me, its great fun and you don't need detergent so it doesn't kill anything.
It does use electricity and water obviously so its not all 'plus' and its a bit of a noise pollutant too.
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I normally time it right ... just as i finish it starts raining ...
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I normally use the path cleaner with surfactants & other nasty stuff in, not really good.
So maybe I'll try some washing powder & see - cheers for the tip.
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Power washer for me, brings them up like new.
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I use sodium chlorate crystals 99p from wilkisons you can use them neat or use them in a watering can ,good for killing tree stumps ect too.
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It does give them a very good clean

Quite like it doing it
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I use sodium chlorate crystals 99p from wilkisons you can use them neat or use them in a watering can ,good for killing tree stumps ect too.
Do they kill brambles ? Or does anyone know what does?
We have one in our rockery. I fear an avalanche if I attempt to dig roots out and not keen on using anything too toxic or long lasting because of pets & wildlife.
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Its coming round to that time of year again ... anyway mine needs doing again. Last year i bought some stuff to clean the path and it was crap didnt shift the green stuff at all. Anyway my neighbour said try using washing powder .. wet the path ..then sprinkle washing powder on it .. then brush it with a stiff brush and then rinse it off. She said that it works all summer as well you only have to do it once. So i did do ........ and it worked brilliantly ... it does need to be powder tho .. liquid dont work .. tablets do .. when you crumble it over the path ..

so if you dont have a power washer .. a cheap way of doing it ...
I have discovered something fantastic for the job : Wet and Forget UK | Wet & Forget | Wetandforget Very annoying adverts but absolutely marvelous stuff. Does exactly what it says on the tin !! Our decking was absolutely lethal with green slimy algae , pathways and stone patio were blackened and like ice rinks. This stuff has brought them all back as good as new with absolutely no effort other than mixing & spraying. 5 litres (mix with water to make 30) £25 at B&Q or £18 at Costco.
Honestly its brilliant
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