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How To Remove Moss From Stone Pavers

Whilst stone pavers are an attractive addition in the way of driveways and paths in any home, they can become a serious hazard if they become overgrown with mosses. This can cause the pavers to become slippery, and can even cause discolouration if left unattended for a long period of time. So, how do you remove moss and prevent from growing over pavers in the future?

Use a pressure washer to spray the pavers, without the use of chemicals or soaps, can quickly remove the bulk of the moss from the surface. Using a pressure washer can also help to get rid of the moss that has grown between the stones (if they aren’t locked together).

It is also possible to treat your pavers with a chemical moss killer – there are a number of different types on the market. Keep in mind that some treatments may stain your stones and that most of them will kill any plants they come into contact with, not just moss. Household bleach is highly effective in this respect and, if used correctly, will not discolour your stones. Mix together 1 part bleach with 1 part water, spray onto your pavers and leave on for 30 seconds. Rinse off with your garden hose.

To prevent moss from growing over your pavers in the future, you will need to change the surrounding environment. As moss grows best in wet and shady areas, remove any vegetation that could potentially block sunlight from getting to the pavers. Whenever sweeping leaves, ensure that you remove them from the pavers as soon as possible to prevent the development of moisture.