How to Get Rid of Moss Between Paver Stones

Written by stan kane
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Get rid of moss between paver stones by physically removing the existing moss and prevent moss from coming back by creating future conditions unfavourable to the growth of moss. Moss is a primitive, non-vascular plant with a simple root and stem structure that is capable of taking root in a wide variety of environments, including between paver stones. Moss thrives in shady, moist conditions; therefore, prevention includes creating a sunny, dry environment.

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  • Rake
  • Broom
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    Rake out the moss between the paver stones. Using a flexible, metal rake, physically remove the moss from the gaps and crevices.

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    Sweep the paver stones and gaps with a large, soft, bristle broom. Sweeping will remove any remaining moss and organic matter from the area.

  3. 3

    Trim back bushes, branches and trees to provide greater sunlight on the stone paver area. Moss spores thrive in wet, dark conditions; therefore, the goal is to make the area dry and sunny.

  4. 4

    Rake and sweep the paver area regularly, paying special attention to the gaps and spaces between the pavers. Organic debris that is allowed to remain on or between the pavers provides an unwanted foundation for moss spores to mature.

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