If you don’t have a pressure washer, you’ve probably been looking at your driveway or patio for the last few monnths, thinking about how long you can put off cleaning it before it becomes too unsightly. However, cleaning outdoor areas without a pressure washer doesn’t have to be back-breaking work. You can increase your curb appeal with special products that require not even so much as a scrub!
Why a pressure washer might not be the right tool for you
When you think about cleaning your driveway, a pressure washer might be the first tool that comes to mind to help you get the job done. However, it might not always be the best tool. Here’s why:
- They can be expensive – If you don’t already own a pressure washer, you may not want to invest in one if you’re only cleaning a small outdoor space, or if you’re only going to be using it a couple of times per year. A good pressure washer can be expensive, so you could save your money to spend on things that you actually want.
- They can damage fragile surfaces – If the surface you want to clean is very old or fragile, a pressure washer could damage it, causing you to shell out money on repairs.
- They use a lot of water – Trying to cut down on water usage for sustainability or financial reasons? A pressure washer might not be the best option – average pressure washers use around eight gallons of water per minute!
An alternative to a pressure washer
If you don’t have a pressure washer or you don’t want to use one, there are alternatives for cleaning your driveway or patio area. Try turning to eco-friendly, affordable, no scrub options such as Block Blitz!
Block Blitz is an innovative paving cleaner which both cleans AND protects block paving. Perfect for almost any outdoor area to instantly make your home appear cleaner, newer and more appealing.
Pour to clean
Its formula is available in powder form – you just mix this with water in a watering can and pour it onto the area that you’d like to clean. There’s very little effort involved; you don’t have to brush, wipe or scrub the area, as the formula does it all for you.
Have you got weeds growing between the block in your paving? Although Block Blitz isn’t a weed killer, it will deter up to 90% weed growth and up to 99% moss growth with continued use.
The product contains a special protective element called Blocshield Protection, which repels dirt and grime. This means you’ll spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying your outdoor areas.
You might think that a product this powerful is damaging for the environment, but it’s not! This is actually a mineral and plant-based formula which is safe for the environment. It’s 100% non-abrasive, contains no bleach, acids or biocides and is biodegradable.
Just one 380g pouch is enough to clean 15sqm of paving, which is approximately one and a half car parking spaces. Simply dilute it into 10 litres of cold water and pour over the desired area.
How to use Block Blitz:
Where to buy Block Blitz
Block Blitz is available on QVC now! You can get a bundle which includes eight pouches of Block Pave & Multi Pave; the first is for your block paving, which is specifically formulated to treat in between the cement slabs without damaging the sand, while the Multi Pave option can be used on all other surfaces such as tarmac, gravel and patios.
Buy it here.
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.