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How to Remove Moss Without Damaging the Environment

August 21, 2021 2 min read

If you’re looking to find a way to remove moss from concrete one of the considerations is the surrounding landscape area.  If nearby plants are present, it will be important to use an ecologically safe mixture. The last thing a home or business owner wants is to inadvertently kill off expensive landscaping while removing the unwanted moss. 

Moss is classified as a bryophyte which is composed of plants that reproduce via spores (as opposed to flowers or seeds). Bryophtes typically prefer moist environments but can grow in diverse ecosytems, including deserts and oceans. Bryophtes are commonly known as mosses, hornworts, and liverworts.  Although they can sometimes be appealing to look at (a quaint mossy roof, for example), they tend to damage concrete, roofs, and other structures. One of the issues is mosses hold in moisture and as its surface area spreads, the growth and moisture will degrade the underlying surfaces it is attached to. In addition, the moss creates a damp, slippery surface making it a safety hazard for any pedestrians which is a prime reason to consider removal.

A common home remedy to destroy moss is to create a mixture of household bleach and water (1:1) and spray it over the mossy area. With this solution you have to be very careful not to get the mixture on the neighboring flora because the bleach will kill it as well as the moss.  

A safer, more effective way is to use a professional grade product that is eco-friendly such as Moss BusterTM. This product is nontoxic and safely kills bryophytes while leaving grass and other plants healthy.  Moss BusterTM comes in a ready-to-use formula that you can simply spray on the affected area and wash clean with water and let dry. No worries about the run-off with this formulation!

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