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    Think about fixing that garden pathway this weekend

    Published on 28 February 2016, Sunday, 9:41 PM

    We've all got them. Those backyard DIY projects just waiting for a sunny weekend so we can get stuck in and finish them up. With spring on the way and the weather starting to warm, it's time to roll up your sleeves, hire the right tools and get to work.

    Why not try and fix that old pathway in the garden, or even build a new one altogether?

    Cleaning up

    If you've got a path that's been covered in moss or even just dirt, but there aren't any major cracks or other issues, a simple clean could be all that's needed. Our pressure cleaners are what you need to blast away the residue that's making the path an eyesore.

    The 1200psi cold unit, for example, has an electric motor and is easily portable. There is also the larger 1500psi hot unit that's also electric. Where there's no power available, the 2000psi cold unit powered by petrol is a great option.

    Fixing the smaller issues

    If your path has started to crack, and it's going to be common where there are trees, then it's time to pull out the sealant and start filling. For those areas of the path where the crack has become too large, you might want to consider going after the root and then actually cutting and installing a new section of the path.

    This is the best way to prevent further root damage and ensure the path looks as good as new. You'll need to have a think about saws and cutters here, to actually cut into the tough material.

    Relaying a path

    As we said above, it may be necessary to actually pull out the old path and relay sections. If you've got a bitumen or concrete path, this will mean mixing new material and applying it once you've cut out the old sections.

    For bricks, you might be able to salvage what's already there. We've got cleaners that can be operated by two people for cleaning the old mortar from bricks. This saves you having to go and buy new bricks.

    Laying a new path

    This last section isn't about relaying or repairing, but actually going ahead and putting a new pathway in. You'll want to start off by planning out where exactly the path will go, and using string to mark out the track. Then, dig down an appropriate depth and lay gravel. Using bricks, or another material you've chosen, fill in the pathway and use timber as a border to ensure the pathway is smooth.

    There's no excuse for not getting out into the back garden this weekend and repairing a pathway, so get in touch with us to hire the right tools!

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.