Thursday, June 12, 2014

Blast away the mould and mildew

During the wet season mould and mildew have built up on our pavers.  Not only is it unsightly, but they are slippery, so something had to be done.  We borrowed my stepsons pressure washer and my hubby got stuck in.  wow! doesnt it look great!



I didn't like wasting all the water, but then again I don't like the idea of chemicals that are painted on and then leach into the ground.  Some of the fences were done too, but not those with lots of plants against them.  Funnily enough the ones with deep growth against them do not seem to have much mildew.  Why is that?  I thought it would be the opposite way around. The clean fence seems to make the colours pop out more.



 I like the entrance of the path to be a little wider, so a few bigger rocks were added to widen it a bit.  Our leaves need to be gathered up, mulched and put into the compost bins continuously.  Leaves are awesome in the compost, though so I am not complaining..... that also is one of my dear hubby's jobs.   ;) 

 This little heleconia is nice for a bit of low colour, it took ages to settle in and flower though for some reason..


I am hoping that the rain will slow down, the veggies certainly like the rain, but we need a bit of sunshine as well to balance it all out.



18 comments:

  1. Wow, it sure does look great...now you've put me in the pressure washing mood again.

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    1. Virginia, thinking about it, you might have been the one to give me the idea in the first place ;)

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  2. I really should get my patio pressure washed. It does look good!

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    1. Alison,
      It really does make a difference.

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  3. Our pavers need doing too. I should show John yours to get him motivated.

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    1. Roz,
      I should have posted a before photo then you could really see the difference.

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  4. Yep they look great. But in my garden I like the moss and lichen on the paths.

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    1. Joan,
      we had a couple of slipping episodes, so I thought it was time we did it.

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  5. A bit of cleaning and sprucing is so encouraging; makes the sitting and gazing time so pleasant. Heliconia growing in the ground is a wonderful notion.

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    1. Jean, It sure does, there is nothing like sitting back and admiring all your hard work ;) Golly most of my work is cutting back heleconias...

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  6. I am always inspired when I read one of your posts. Beautiful gardens. Beautiful plants.
    LindaLee@Love'N My Stitches.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Linda, I am happy you enjoy reading about my garden. I am likewise inspired by your quilts...

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  7. Those water blasters are brilliant! We have one which is brought out regularly. Hubby loves it! :)

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    1. Hubby is totally won over by it. I said it is just as well I was moving as everything that was standing still got a blast ;)

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  8. I do think it is one great invention! I have two units and still marvel at how much easier it makes to do the cleaning jobs.

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    1. Stiletto,
      yes, not sure how long it wills tay looking good, but it seems as if you just do a regular maintenace every six months or so it should keep it well maintained.

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  9. haha.... over here we are crying for a bit of rain. One week without rain already..!!

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    1. Wish I coudl send some your way Bangchik

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