The Top 4 Spots to Keep Clean in the Garden
Garden décor and hardscape accents add beauty and practicality to your outdoor oasis. But over time, your outdoor surfaces can develop unsightly stains due to algae, moss, mold or mildew.
Here we’ll cover how to clean greenhouses, benches, water features, and garden statues with Wet & Forget products.
Can I clean a greenhouse with Wet & Forget?
Yes! A once-a-year greenhouse cleanup is important to remove unwanted stains and to keep pests from moving in for the winter.
Clean the greenhouse exterior structure including glass windows, metal framing with the Wet & Forget Concentrate.
Wet & Forget is a safe, bleach free cleaner perfect for cleaning greenhouses. And the gentle formula won’t harm glass windows or structures.
Dirty greenhouse windows and doors with algae, mold or mildew growth can block sunlight by 20% or more. Keep them clean so your greenhouse functions at its best.
Here’s how to clean glass greenhouse windows and doors with Wet & Forget Concentrate:
- Mix Wet & Forget Concentrate with water in a tank sprayer using a 1 part Wet & Forget to 5 parts water dilution ratio.
- Spray Wet & Forget on the outside of the glass from top to bottom. Don’t forget the outside of the door!
- You’re done! Let the Wet & Forget work with the rain and wind to gently clean the exterior windows and doors.
What about a stained garden bench?
Outdoor benches are often placed in the shade and constantly exposed to the weather; wind, rain, and snow. Unfortunately, shaded garden structures are especially prone to moss, mold, and mildew.
Wet & Forget removes ugly green and black stains on your garden bench and other garden structures, as well. To clean a stained garden bench:
- Brush away dirt, grass, leaves, and debris from bench surfaces with a broom.
- If the bench is damp from recent rains, wait until it is thoroughly dry before applying the product.
- Apply Wet & Forget Concentrate on all surfaces. Don’t forget hidden, under-the-bench spots.
- Allow the product to dry on the surface – usually overnight.
- The next morning, rinse the bench with a hose before use.
How do I clean a water feature with Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use?
Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use is perfect for cleaning small-scale garden and water features. Wet & Forget Ready-to-Use works with the wind & rain to clean outdoor surfaces over time. No scrubbing required!
Just spray it on and you’re done. Mother Nature does the hard work for you!
How to clean a water feature with Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use:
- Shut off the water to the water feature.
- Drain excess water.
- Allow damp surfaces to dry thoroughly. Usually overnight.
- Spray surfaces with Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use and let dry – usually 4 to 5 hours.
- Refill the water feature with fresh water.
- Turn on the water feature. You’re done! Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use works with the moving water to gently clean surfaces, over time.
Note: Use Wet & Forget to clean up green and black stains on the actual water feature structure. Do not use for suspended algae. Do not use Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use on a water feature that holds live fish.
- To limit cleaning, routinely remove leaves, twigs, and flower petals from the water.
- For fountains, keep the bowl full so the pump is fully submerged. This will keep the fountain working properly and will keep the water flowing.
What about stained garden sculptures and statues?
Wet & Forget Ready-To-Use cleans garden sculptures and statues removing ugly stains due to moss, mold, and mildew. Here’s the how-to:
- Use a soft brush to remove cobwebs, loose dirt, grass, and debris from surfaces. If the statue is lightweight, lift it to brush debris from the bottom.
- Rinse nearby plants with water before your application.
- Apply Wet & Forget to all surfaces. Don’t forget crevices and fine details.
- Rinse nearby plants again with water and allow the product to dry on the surface.
- Let Wet & Forget work over time with the rain and wind to gently clean up the surface. No scrubbing or rinsing needed!
- Delay cleaning concrete statues if the temperature is near or below freezing. Absorbed moisture will freeze and expand, causing the statue to crack or break.
- In winter, store small garden statues in a sheltered area to prevent breakage.