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Remove Moss From Brick

Remove Moss From Brick

Growing up we had a concrete brick patio in the backyard. I always thought the moss outlining the bricks was pretty, but my mother and grandfather always wanted to get rid of the moss. My grandfather would put kerosene in a spray bottle and douse the moss. The moss would die but always come back. What is worse is the backyard would not only smell of kerosene but some of the flowers started to die to! While this mixture will be less harmful than kerosene, be careful not to spray it into your garden.

You will need:

  • Water
  • Regular household bleach
  • Spray bottle
  • Scrub brush (should have firm bristles)
  • Garden hose

Directions:

  1. Mix even parts water and bleach, put this mixture into your spray bottle.
  2. Use your scrub brush to remove as much of the moss as possible.
  3. Spray the area with your spray bottle.Completely soak the moss. Allow the mixture to sit on the moss for at least an hour. I like to leave it over night.
  4. Scrub the dead moss away. If you have a pressure washer, now would be a great time to use it. Dead moss will turn from a yellow green colour to a dark brown. This is how you know the mixture has worked.
  5. Use your garden hose or pressure washer to thoroughly rinse the area. As bleach can seriously harm plants it is important to rinse the sprayed areas very well, trying to avoid runoff water getting into your other plants.
  6. Repeat these steps as needed until all your moss is gone.

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