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How to Get Rid of Moss on Concrete

moss on concreteThe funny thing about moss on concrete, while some people pay to get rid of it, others pay good money to have it incorporated into their landscape. There are several options to help you get rid of moss on concrete, ranging from just using water to applying chemicals to get rid of the moss.

Pressure Washer

Using a pressure washer is the simplest and safest way to get rid of the moss. You can either buy or rent a pressure washer. You may even be able to borrow one, which may result in some begging and pleading with a neighbor or relative. This method is safe particularly if the moss is growing in a spot around your flowers or vegetables. Additionally, it eliminates the use of harsh chemicals, especially if you have pets or children who frequent the area where the moss is located.

Bleach

Grab a stiff one, that is a good stiff brush, dilute some bleach with water and scrub until your hearts content. Make sure you rinse well after scrubbing. This method will help you get rid of the moss and possibly aid in the prevention of any moss returning. This may take a while but the end result will be some very clean concrete. Again just be careful if you have little ones, two and four legged in the area as you do not want any ingestion of the bleach by them.

Soap

As with the bleach, you can also dilute any type of soap with water and using a stiff brush scrub the moss away. Rinse well. This is time consuming but in the long run is a safer choice chemically versus using the bleach.

Chemicals

There are chemicals you can purchase at your local hardware or home and garden center to help you get rid of moss on your concrete. You will want to be careful using these and follow the instructions completely. Some of these chemicals can be harmful to humans as well as animals and the environment.

When getting rid of the moss on your concrete just remember that whatever method you may choose, safety should always come first. You will also want to keep in mind the type of concrete and finish you have. Any of the methods mentioned above will help to get rid of the moss on concrete, but you also do not want to destroy your concrete in the process.

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