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Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 13:34

Job's a good 'un! I'll give it a go

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 12:15

Noob - Straight before a rain storm? You're looking at a pretty quick effectiveness speed there then?

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 11:51

That's interesting Garden Noob - Did treating with bleach have any adverse effects on the grass when you get to the edges?

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:22

And KT53 - I've lost track of how many of which products I've tried and found to be not effective. The best one I've found (though not great and certainly better if used in a stronger concentration than the label recommends!) is the Wilkinson own brand one, which they sell alongside something called Patio Magic (which seems to be the same as the Wilko one). Though I do find it annoying that the ingredients label advises that the active ingredient is "no more than 15%" of the whole. So what is it then? 15%? 0%? They don't seem prepared to tell!


I've just bought a box of 4 tubs of  www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00I0AOLGQ/ref=pe_385721_37986871_TE_item of in the hope that it does what it says on the tin. Remains to be seen...


Cheers

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 09:17

Garden Noob - Many thanks for that. I had wondered about Jeyes, not least because Armillatox has the same smell about it and also suffered the slings and arrows of legislation removing it from the market for moss killing and a host of other purposes unless they coughed up for hellishly expensive certification. Maybe the same mix as offered for Armillatox would work with Jeyes. Certainly worth a try.


And thanks for the hint on bleach mixes too.


You're currently the prize winner for the most helpful response to my query

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 16/02/2017 at 07:28

Thanks for all of the suggestions, but I've yet to have anything that actually answers specifically what I'm after...


A chemical product treatment which:


1. Actually works, killing moss on hard surfaces


2. Without having to scrub away at it either before or after


3. Which doesn't kill the grass if it gets accidentally spilled


4. Which doesn't cost an arm and a leg


5. And which isn't jet washing! I've got a jet washer and use it very successfully on some areas, but I want an alternative that I can just water on with a watering can and forget about while the chemical does its job.


The bleach suggestion seems to be the most fitting so far, but I'd be guessing at mixing ratios with a product that shouldn't actually be used for killing moss.


Surely somebody makes something that actually does this job that can be tackled once a year, rather than monthly?!


I've tried so many of the bottles of stuff on the market, I'm astounded that any of these companies are still in business. Do any of the work? Not in my experience.


Anybody?

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 17:18

Thanks for the pointer, John.


Unfortunately, I have already tried some products by this supplier and have had similar (lack of) results to those posted in the poor reviews on their own site.

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 16:37

£24 for a litre! I should coco...


I was buying it at £60 for a 5 litre tub at last count.


I see plenty of alternative products, but those that I've tried present the problems mentioned in my original post.

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 15:09

Yeah, I'm using the power washer where I have slabs, but not keen on blasting the block pavers.


So, still looking for a "product" to chuck at it and forget it. It's a "lazy option" I know, but I've just spent a solid 4 days on the jet washer and its starting to be not quite so much fun any more

Moss removal? Hard surfaces AND grass

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:40

Up until recently, I have used Armillatox as a product for "cleaning" moss from hard surfaces. Essentially, all you do is water it on and forget it; and it dies very quickly. As an aside, it has no harmful effect on any nearby grassed or planted areas (in fact it very effectively gets rid of moss there too).


Armillatox is currently off the market (it's had a chequered history! - and yes, I know that it's not the most "eco-friendly" of products - but it WORKS!) and I've tried any number of alternative products, but haven't found one which is either as effective or doesn't kill off the grass nearby if it gets splashed over.


I'm looking for something which isn't going to cost an arm and a leg, is going to actually work! without having to return to the area and spend another day scrubbing away at it with a brush; and isn't going to kill other vegetation that it gets splashed onto.


What are other people using?

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