As summer approaches, homeowners are looking for ways to spruce up their outdoor spaces, including their patios. However, one common problem that can ruin the look of any outdoor space is the presence of moss on paving stones. Not only does it look unsightly, but it can also be a safety hazard, especially when it’s wet outside. Luckily, there are several ways to get rid of moss on paving stones, according to Rowan Cripps, a paving expert from Infinite Paving.
Cripps recommends removing moss as soon as you see it to prevent it from spreading. One effective method is to use baking soda, which can be purchased for as little as 59p at Tesco or 75p at Asda. Simply apply the baking soda to the affected area and let it sit overnight. The baking soda will affect the pH balance of the moss, causing it to die. Afterward, clean away the baking soda to reveal a moss-free patio.
Another popular cleaning product that can banish moss is white vinegar. To make a vinegar cleaning solution, mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle in equal parts. Spray the solution onto the affected areas and leave it for an hour before using a soft-bristled brush to scrub the moss off. This method is safe and effective, and it won’t harm your paving stones.
For a more heavy-duty solution, Cripps recommends using a moss killer, which can be purchased at most home stores. These products are easy to apply and typically involve spraying the surface cleaner onto the affected areas and allowing it to work its magic. However, be careful when using moss killer, as it can cause your paving stones to discolor if used too frequently. Once the moss is dead, rake it out and clean it with boiling water for perfectly moss-free paving.
Overall, there are several effective ways to banish moss from your patio, and it’s always best to remove it as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading. Whether you choose to use baking soda, white vinegar, or a moss killer, you can enjoy a beautiful, safe, and moss-free outdoor space all summer long.