New England Arbors offers you a virtually maintenance-free product. However, our products will become dirty as any other product exposed to atmospheric conditions. A heavy rain will do wonders in cleaning it, or you can wash it down with an ordinary garden hose. If neither rain nor hosing does a satisfactory job, just follow these easy instructions.
- Use an ordinary, long-handled car washing brush. This type of brush has soft bristles, and the handle fastens onto the end of your hose, which allows you to wash the product just like you wash your car. Avoid using stiff-bristled brushes.
- If the dirt is hard to remove, such as soot grime found in industrial areas, wipe down the product with the following solution: 1 cup of “Simple Green” and 1 gallon of water, (if extremely dirty, mix solution 1/2 and 1/2). This solution can be put into a spray bottle & sprayed on, then wipe immediately with a soft cloth. Or mix 1/3 cup powdered detergent, 2/3 cup household cleaner, and 1 gallon water.
- If stubborn stains exist, use the following chart. Follow the precautionary labeling on the container. Protect shrubs from contact with cleaning agents.