With warmer spring weather here, many of us turn to power washers to blast away grime, dirt and debris from outdoor furniture, decking and the sides of houses. But using conventional pressure-washing solution can also mean spraying a non-biodegradable mixture all over the yard, into the ground and onto outdoor plants. Instead of using a store-bought solution, use one that’s effective, eco-friendly and that you can make at home. In a large bucket, mix 1 gallon water, 1/3 cup phosphate-free laundry detergent and 2/3 cup powdered eco-friendly all-purpose cleaning powder. Mix slowly to avoid clumping, and use as you normally would with your power washer.