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 - before and after

Block Blitz – before and after (via Facebook)


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.

Deter weeds

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.

Future protection

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.


Block Blitz QVC

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  • I have just bought the Block Blitz I was wondering Micheal can I use a garden pressure sprayer instead of a watering can
    Enjoy your gardening programme so much information from you I even record it if I know i will be out ,
    Thanks Michael

    January 17, 2021
  • Cleaning the driveway can be quite difficult especially when you don’t have proper facilities like pressure washing, proper cleaning agents etc. Thanks for sharing these tips here. Keep sharing this information more and more!
    Driveway Cleaning Ashford

    April 21, 2021
  • Thanks for the great post on pressure washers – I learned a lot.
    Keep up the good work. 🙂

    March 22, 2022

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