The Best Way To Remove Moss
Moss thrives in damp places and can grow on a range of surfaces such as concrete, sandstone, bricks, asphalt and synthetic turf. If it isn't cleaned properly, it will spread and form large green clumps.
Don't waste time and money on water blasting to get rid of the moss; it will grow right back and the waterblasting can potentially damage the surface being cleaned. To prevent pesky regrowth, the moss must be killed. A good exterior cleaning solution is usually the best approach to doing this and is well proven to work when applied correctly.
How to Remove Moss with an Exterior Cleaning Solution
- Allow the moss to dry out as much as possible before the application of the exterior cleaning solution.
- Apply the exterior cleaning solution, making sure to saturate the moss all the way through to the base of the growth
- Allow the moss to dry out for 6 to 12 hours after the application
The secret to cleaning and removing moss is to allow it to dry as much as possible before application. This can be checked by squeezing a thick clump of moss to see if any water comes out. After the moss has dried out enough - it can be damp, soak the moss clump with the exterior cleaning solution. This is critical for big clumps of moss and moss that extends deep into cracks and joints on bricks and pavers..
The moss must be allowed to dry for 6 to 12 hours after application in order for the outdoor cleaner to do its work inside the growth to have the greatest impact. Over 12 to 48 hours you will see the moss brown off and stay brown when it's wet. Any remaining green spots will need to be soaked again.
The most common reason that outdoor cleaners fail to eliminate moss is that they aren't sufficiently soaking the clump and not enough drying time after the application.
Moss will usually regrow in winter once the ground stays wet. The moss will regrow on a previously treated surface and this is the best time to reapply the Exterior Cleaner and keep the surface clean over the next 12 months.
Some areas that are not exposed to sun and stay wet over winter e.g. paving on the South or shaded sides of a house, may need more frequent applications, about every 6 months. This is required with any cleaning method you choose..