Thomas Murphy - Pine Shores Real Estate

Posted by Thomas Murphy on 4/27/2014

Planting, weeding, mulching and raking are all activities that come hand in hand with the warmer weather. This also means that mud and grass are staining your clothes, your tools and your body. Here are some tips on how to keep things a little cleaner.

  • Keep your fingers free from filling with dirt by digging them into a bar of soap before digging in the garden.
  • Remove annoying tree sap from garden-tool blades by simply wiping with a little rubbing alcohol.
  • Clean canvas awnings with liquid laundry detergent and a brush.
  • Create your own scrub to remove ground-in dirt from hands and knees by scrubbing with a mixture of mild dish soap and a little sugar.
  • Remove grass stains on clothing by pouring liquid detergent directly on the stain. Massage the detergent into the stain. Let the detergent sit for about 10-15 minutes. Wash the item as normal.
  • Pollen stains can be tackled by shaking the fabric to remove the pollen. Try also using a piece of tape to pick up the pollen grains.