Moss grows on surfaces that are moist and shady. A brick patio that doesn't receive a significant amount of sunlight throughout the day often will become an environment that is conducive to moss growth. This can stain the patio and pose a health hazard because moss can be quite slippery. Removing moss that has grown on a brick patio is possible with a little elbow grease and time.
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Things you need
- Spray bottle
- Stiff-bristled brush
Use a hose to wet the moss-covered brick patio. You do not need to drench the patio, just wet it enough to moisten it.
Fill a spray bottle with 266ml. water and 29.6ml. bleach.
Spray the bleach and water solution on the moss.
Scrub the area with a brush that has stiff bristles.
Rinse the area with water. Make sure you rinse all the bleach off of the patio.
Tips and warnings
- Wear protective gloves and glasses to avoid damage to your hands and eyes from the bleach.
- If you have never used bleach on your brick patio before, test a small area to make sure it doesn't have any undesirable results on the brick's colour or surface.
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