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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

SOS Power Washing Services

Summer Garden Maintenance – Making the Best of Your Garden

Summer is a delightful time. Warmer temperatures mean we can peel away the layers of winter, throw open the windows and welcome warm sunshine into the home.
It’s also a chance to enjoy the garden too. Longer days also mean that tidying the gardening, pruning and weeding, as well as the weekly mow of the lawn, can happen with relative ease.
But, winter has left its mark. In fact, several winters have left their mark and as such, your garden, both the green lush borders and the hard-landscaped parts can look less than appealing.
The time has come to discover the effects of power washing.

What is power washing?

A garden hose is connected to a power washer, a piece of kit with a motor that ‘injects’ air into the water as well as pressure. This gives it incredible force and as such amazing cleaning powers perfect for everything from cleaning garden paths to washing the car.

What are the advantages?

·       Great results and quickly too – the drudgery of washing the car, scrubbing the deck and trying to clean the concrete driveway can take a long time, hours in some cases. Frankly, we all have better things to do with our time thus, some of these ‘jobs’ didn’t get done. With a power washing, these essential garden maintenance jobs can be done in minutes, not hours.
·       No soap needed! – to lift stubborn stains and the like, the substance needs’ breaking’ usually with a soap-like substance. However, because there is a force behind the water, it breaks the surface of the stain, effectively removing it.
·       Environmentally friendly – no soap means nothing to impact on the environment and because the water is aerated, it uses less water too to get great results.
·       Helps hard landscaping last longer – there are some substances that can affect the strength and integrity of some materials. Although a concrete driveway is tough and durable, it can crack or weaken. By keeping it clean, lifting stains and spills it not only looks better but in all probability, will last longer too.

Which areas of the garden benefit from power cleaning?

Power washing works on a variety of structures and materials. Because we are expert at power washing, we can use different settings and power range so that the material is not damaged.
For example, wooden decking structures need less force but you still want inground dirt and moss to be removed. With other materials such as stone flags, pavement flags and concrete, you can afford to have a stronger power wash but, too abrasive or concentrate in one spot for too long, and the top protective layer can be removed.

Best left to the professionals then…?

It is an essential summer garden maintenance job that can be carried out by our expert team. We have the experience and the skill to be able to carry out power washing of driveways, patios, garden paths and decking. Call our team to find out more!