How to clean the front sidewalk?

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The sidewalk to my front entrance is on the east side of my home and seldom gets any sun. There's a lot of mud on it . What can I used besides a power washer (we have very low water pressure) to clean but not kill the plants which line the walk?
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  • Anna Anna on Aug 15, 2016
    I'd use a biodegradable soap, with a wetting agent. I live in the desert; the mud doesn't stay mud very long. It dries to a very fine powder and it takes a long time to soak up any water. Read some labels till you find the one that will solve your problem. You should be able to get assistance from the garden department supervisor at Home Depot or Lowe's. Another source of information on all things garden-related is the local University extension service. They have soil information and can identify most, if not all, the local plant life.
    • Jah5628644 Jah5628644 on Aug 15, 2016
      Thank You Anna. I'll check Menards for the soap. I certainly don't want to harm the ground or flowers. Thank you once again.
  • Linda Wilson Linda Wilson on Aug 15, 2016
    Keep in mind that people have been using "gray water" to water their gardens for a long time. Certainly, no one should be using high phosphorus cleaning agents. However, you could easily use vinegar, Dawn (the original blue,) Simple Green, any 7th Generator cleaner. Don't use Borax since although fairly safe, this will kill your plants. My all time favorite continues to be Biokleen All Purpose Super Concentrated Cleaner. ALL Biokleen products work and they are all safe and environmentally friendly. (biokleenhome.com) Use a hard scrub brush on the end of a handle and then rinse. Done.
  • Michelle Michelle on Aug 15, 2016
    Get a good scrub brush wth extended handle clean wth baking soda and water rinse wth water
    • Jah5628644 Jah5628644 on Aug 15, 2016
      Thank you Michelle. I recently bought several boxes of baking soda for other cleaning jobs so I'll give it a try as long as it won't harm the flowers.
  • Norma Norma on Aug 15, 2016
    Good old Clorox bleach poured on cement, brushed with a broom then washed off. Cement comes so much cleaner and does not damage surface or plantings including grass. Do wear old clothing in the event that you splash bleach on your shoes or pants when brushing down cement with broom. I do this every year and it really works
  • Todd Merlene Holman Todd Merlene Holman on Aug 16, 2016
    My son used his power washer on ours and it looks great. If you can borrow one it only took a few minutes with just water.
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