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10-27-2004, 08:45 PM
I have a situation where the customer has blue stone stepping stones in a shaded area and when they are wet they are greasy and as slippery as ice. I guess its algae or very thin moss, you can't see any green when they are dry. I'm sure that bleach will get rid of it, but I don't want to kill the surrounding grass.
Anybody got a fix?
Get some Dawn Ultra dish washing detergent and mix with water in a spray bottle and apply. You may have to make several apps to kill it off completely but you will see yellowing in a day.
You may even get by without a license. :blob3:
10-28-2004, 09:42 AM
Ya the bleach will kill it and you can make a dilute solution by adding water but the real cure is to trim the canopy overhead that is the reason for the moss. The stuff can't grow when adequate light gets to the ground. I am assuming that this is in a north facing dimly lit area of the property. You can temporarly disable the moss machine but don't give the customer any guarantees.
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10-28-2004, 01:15 PM
Round up will kill it.
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