how to remove moss

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  1. petals

    petals Seedling

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    We have a lot of brick pathways that are getting mossy and I am looking for a homemade recipe to keep this under control. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    Petals,

    I don't think there is any good long term solution to keeping the moss away, unless you give the area shrubs and or trees a severe pruning to let more light in. The moss will just keep growing back. You must have nice heavy shade and a fairly moist or damp micro climate, IDEAL conditions for moss. My FIL is forever and a day worrying over the moss in his lawn under the tree, every time he treats it it grows right back. I keep telling him....
     
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    Carol Blue-Garcia Seedling

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    Bleach will kill it, but in a moist shady environment it will probably continue to be a problem.
     
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    thank you for your replies. We have had a huge Norway spruce removed so that may ease the problem a little, letting in more light.
     



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    Moss likes shade and acidic (damp) soil. Regular application of limestone & sunlight will reduce your green fuzz.
     
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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    If you don't mind your area smelling like a fish'n'chip-shop you could try with 37% vinegar diluted 1-3 with water. It helps a bit but not for very long I'm afraid.
     
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    Thank you Droopy. I love fish and Chips and will be trying your Vinegar tip tomorrow. Good of you to reply to my post.
     

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