How to Remove Moss From a Brick Patio

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How to Remove Moss From a Brick Patio
Moss can be cleaned off brick with some elbow grease. (Bricks image by Brad from Fotolia.com)

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.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Hose
  • Spray bottle
  • Bleach
  • Stiff-bristled brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    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.

  2. 2

    Fill a spray bottle with 266ml. water and 29.6ml. bleach.

  3. 3

    Spray the bleach and water solution on the moss.

  4. 4

    Scrub the area with a brush that has stiff bristles.

  5. 5

    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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