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Clean paths without killing plants

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b1zzle Fri 14-Jun-19 11:36:48

Anyone else got a problem with slippery garden paths? I've heard that using a biological washing soap with water could be the answer. I love my ground cover plants and they are now spilling gently over the path and I don't want to risk killing them. Advice please!

MawBroonsback Fri 14-Jun-19 11:44:25

You could power wash them, that dislodges the stray weeds and grasses or a product called “Wet &Forget” which you spray or sprinkle on and the rain is meant to do the rest.

shysal Fri 14-Jun-19 13:45:16

I used some Wet and Forget this year, and over the following weeks and months the patio has improved no end. The results are very pleasing. However, it does say not to let it get on plants, or if so to rinse it off. If I had plants spilling over I would definitely use a power washer.

Davidhs Fri 14-Jun-19 13:56:09

If it’s a slippery path that’s the problem the cause is probably algae or bacteria of some kind, try a small area with dilute soap solution or washing powder.

MiniMoon Fri 14-Jun-19 14:00:40

I'm another one who can recommend Wet & Forget. We use it on our path along the front of the house, it's excellent.

kircubbin2000 Mon 17-Jun-19 19:09:05

I bought an enormous tub of salt in Lidl. It kills moss and weeds