Carol
Carol
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  • Allen Park, MI
Asked on Oct 17, 2017

How to clean landscaping bricks

Susan AllenFlipturnMichele Pappagallo
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Something that won’t ruin plants & when is best time of year to do it?

7 answers
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Spray close to the bricks with regular water and a strong pressure garden hose, ideally with switchable nozzels (jet, full, etc.) pointing away from the plants.
    Best time is anytime the plants need water.

    Is there something else other than regular dirt on the bricks?
    • Carol
      on Oct 18, 2017

      I don’t think there is, but I do live next to an alley. Someone mentioned Oxy Clean. I don’t have a pressure washer-I think I would be scared to use it. I think your idea of a garden hose with diff nozzles is good. I also thought of Simple Green. Maybe?
  • Anne Gleeson
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Powerwash with water or a small amount of soap. Works great!

  • Susan Allen
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Please note: bricks sometimes have a sealer. If you powerwash it will remove this seal and the bricks will start to deteriorate. I learned this the expensive way.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Wet and forget is the easiest way
  • Michele Pappagallo
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Use a pressure washer with plain water. You can do it any time of year, as long as it is not freezing outside.
  • Flipturn
    on Oct 18, 2017

    If there are plants immediately next to the bricks that you want, then no, do not use any cleaner just yet.
    For any cleaner to be effective on bricks, it must be scrubbed into the bricks first before being sprayed. Otherwise, it will just be washed off with the water.

    I would try the strong jet setting on the regular garden hose first. In a short distance area, the pressure can be almost as intense as that of a low end pressure washer.

    If this doesn't clean the bricks to your satisfaction, then post a picture of the problem area, and ask your question again.
  • Susan Allen
    on Oct 18, 2017

    You are welcome.
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