Saturday, November 2, 2013

Does Power Wash Soap Kill Plants?

In a previous post, I mentioned that I am going to stain the outdoor patios.  Click HERE.  I found this article online.  HERE
I have used water only  during the first sweep.  

According to the article, you should water on plants to dilute any potential chemicals.

I have azaleas & Mexican Heather here.

Hydrangeas

Anyone have any experience on this?

Input would be greatly appreciated.

4 comments:

HolleyGarden said...

I don't know. But, don't you think that if you watered everything very, very good, afterward it would dilute things enough not to kill them?

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

My thinking too....I am not heavy on the soap cause its effect is nominal at best....my next issue is what to put under heavy pots to keep them from staining with dirt.

debsgarden said...

Hi Janie, we power washed our patio, and my husband used a power wash soap. He watered all the surrounding plants very well before and after, and we had no problems.

Also, thanks for your comment on my blog! That tree is a weeping Deodar cedar 'Feelin' Blue'. It is one of my favorite trees in my garden, and yes, it is that color for real!

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

I wrote on your blog..I'm so excited about the tree...I bought one just like it!