There is an easy way to banish moss for good from your garden paving stones according to an expert and it will cost just £3 with no need to scrub it away either
Keen gardeners may be starting to think about getting their gardens in order ahead of springtime – but some may notice unsightly moss growing all over their paving stones.
It can truly be a pain to get rid of completely as it always seems to reappear, no matter how many times you painstakingly brush it away – but one expert has hailed a product you most likely already have that helps banish the moss for good, and it costs just £3. Scrubbing your patio may not be at the top of the list of jobs you want to do in your garden but it’s been revealed that laundry detergent can work wonders for removing it.
Moss is a stubborn and resilient plant that thrives in humid and damp areas, making soil a perfect place for it to grow and it usually grows where dirt and soil have blown across from winter.
“Using laundry detergent is a cheap and effective solution. There’s no need for scrubbing as rainfall will naturally assist in the process. Simply sprinkle the laundry detergent over the dry moss-covered area and let the rain wash it away,” Steven Bell, Managing Director of Paving Shopper told The Sun.
It would be good to try this when there is rain forecast – so pretty much any day at the moment – as the rain can do all the hard work for you so you don’t need to do any scrubbing. The expert added that the detergent won’t harm the lawn or surrounding plants either making it a cost-effective method.
“I’ve used a box of biodegradable washing powder on a large moss-covered area, simply sprinkled it over and left it, that was two years ago, and the moss hasn’t returned!” Steven claimed. However, it’s important to note that it may not work the first time and you might need to repeat the process.
If you want a more direct approach, you could mix water and detergent and spray over the moss yourself. You can see when the moss is dying by when it changes colour and you can finish off with a hard bristle brush and brush away the remnants of the moss.
You can buy washing powder from Tesco for £3.
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