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How to kill moss on sidewalks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Acute Cut, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 980

    I did a search and was surprised not to find anything. Maybe i did it wrong. I recently started a new contract and they want me to kill off the moss that is growing on thier corregated cement. This includes an entryway for cars, 15 steps or so from street, and other various small spots. What do yall use to kill off and keep the moss gone? Any tips or advice is helpful. Thanks
  2. KDJ

    KDJ LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 325

    Sounds like a job for................. Mr pressure cleaner
  3. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,969

    Roundup kills moss. A sterilant will keep it away, but I don't know of any that will not wash some out of sidewalk cracks into turf areas.
  4. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Power wash and a diluted solution of bleach will keep it under control.
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    dhicks is right. bleach will do it at about 1qt/gal concentration.

    no need to pressure wash unless you need immediate results.

    after dead, the moss will fade away.

  6. joshua

    joshua LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,226

    they make a product called moss attack, works great and only focusses on moss. don't have to worry about ruin off in the lawn.
  7. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,354

    call your co. ag agent, theres a formularto make it your self .
    involves copper sulphate or something like that.
    seems like my memory dont save that stuff like i pretend it use to:confused: please excuse its early ,not half thru w first cup yet:)

    AVRECON LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 290

    Use hydrated lime if you don't want to do the other stuff mentioned above. Just make sure it is hydrated lime not the regular stuff.
  9. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    deck cleaner works just fine....let it soak in a bit then hose off
  10. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    bit of bleach. It's cheap and it works, what more could you ask for. I'm sure there are better more costly ways, but I'm not a applicator, so I won't reccomend anything I'm not educated about.

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