Wednesday, 29 March 2017

How to Kill Moss on Driveways

How to kill moss on driveways

Removing moss from driveways is simple and easy to do. The solution is not expensive and does not cause damage to the substrate .
Tarmac and brick  driveways and paths, whilst looking great and being extremely functional, can rapidly be coated in moss, lichen & algae. The surface is very rough in its construction, which encourages moisture retention and allows moss to start growing.  This moisture provides the 'food' that the moss requires to grow, and an uneven surface provides excellent protection for spores.


Before any treatment we recommend that you  brush the area, preferably with a good stiff broom, to remove as much dirt and loose growth as possible.   If your driveway has weeds then ideally these should be removed too using a weedkiller.


After brushing your driveway, spray the area with Sprayaway Moss Remover.
Generally no rinsing is required, excess product will simply be washed away next time it rains. However for real stone driveways, such as Indian stone it is recommended to rinse with a hosepipe after 20-30 minutes to avoid staining.

The moss should start to turn brown within 24 to 48 hours. Once it has completely died it can be washed away with a power washer or by using a hosepipe and a broom.
Any green discolouration on the driveway should also have been removed.

Once the area has been cleaned and is dry, we advise the application of Sprayaway Seal  as this will kill any remaining moss spores and  provide protection against re-growth of moss for 6 to 12 months.


You should always  keep your driveway clean and remove leaves and anything that causes shade across the area especially during the winter months.


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