March is a great time to get outside and breathe some life into the exterior of your home. Over the winter months, your house and its surrounding outdoor spaces may have been battered by all sorts of weather, kicking up dirt and debris, encouraging the growth of unwanted mould and plant matter, and even causing damage to features such as fences and walls.
If you want to pretty-up your house exterior ready for the spring, here are five jobs you can do now that will make your house look fresh in time for spring.
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1. Clean green algae on fence panels
Autumn and spring are the perfect times for green algae to grow on your fence panels, as the climate tends to be warm and wet.
You might think about using your elbow grease to help get rid of these unsightly patches, but there’s a much easier way to do so…
If you want to eliminate unwanted growth, get yourself the Crikey Mikey pressure sprayer kit from Wolf. It features 5L of Crikey Mikey Attack Hard Surface Cleaner, as well as a 3L pressure sprayer – so that you don’t have to invest in one separately!
Simply spray the formula onto the fence panels to blast away the green and reveal that original shade underneath.
Thinking of painting your fence? I’ve put together tonnes of fence inspo here.
2. De-moss the patio
It takes so long to hack out moss from between block paving stones. Instead, use the sprayer and formula to take out that moss (and weeds too!) and leave your patio looking as if you’ve just laid it!
3. Eliminate mildew and mould from garden furniture
So your garden furniture looks a bit sorry for itself. You don’t have to take it to the dump or sell it off – simply give it a new lease of life by eliminating any signs of mould or mildew, which can build up around areas of the furniture that have been backed up against a wall or left in the shade.
Remember to clean the underside too!
4. Neaten up garden paths
A clean garden path is not only pleasing to the eye – it’s also better for safety! Green algae growing on surfaces like stone or brick can make it slippery, which is dangerous for anyone using the path.
Clean up your paths with a quick spray using this all-in-one kit, and your garden will instantly become a more attractive and safer space for all its users. The formula can even be used to clean up gravel!
5. Make the roof look good as new
Your roof takes the brunt of the weather, which means that it can get into a bit of a state even after just a few years.
If it’s safe – even better if you have someone to help you – use this kit to clean off all that annoying, ugly lichen from your roof tiles. Your neighbours will think you’ve just installed a new roof!
The kit also comes with handy protective gloves and safety glasses to avoid any potential accidents and keep you safe – so make sure to take advantage of these features!
Where to find the Crikey Mikey pressure sprayer kit from Wolf
This does-everything kit is available at QVC here. Get your hands on it so that you can ace your exterior house cleaning in no time.
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.