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While you have the pres­sure cleaner go­ing, head for the path and drive­ways.

“A high-pres­sure hose strips back decades of grime and dirt, mak­ing old con­crete drive­ways and paths look new again,” says Cherie from Ren­o­vat­ing For Profit. “The dif­fer­ence can be star­tling and of­ten it’s all you need to trans­form the street ap­peal of your prop­erty.”

Brad from Karcher (the pres­sure cleaner is pic­tured above) says the dif­fer­ence it makes won’t just be cos­metic.

“Mossy path­ways can be slip­pery when wet, but they’re an eas­ily man­aged safety haz­ard,” he says.

If you have any cracks in your path­way, con­sider con­crete patch­ing or, if you have a paved path­way make a trip to your lo­cal gar­den store to see if you can pick up some re­place­ment pavers.

If the plants bor­der­ing your path or drive­way have seen bet­ter days, spend a day re­plant­ing but steer clear of any­thing too tall that will in­hibit move­ment along the path and re­strict vis­i­bil­ity.

Spiky plants are also a no-no along paths and drive­ways so stick with hardy ground cov­ers with aro­matic fo­liage.

Flow­er­ing plants of­fer spring ap­peal.

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