Moss grows fat on my (unmoving) stones (well, stairs)
February 21, 2014 11:31 AM Subscribe
I have brick stairs to the front and back porches. They tend to get lots of moss growing on them. How can I get rid of the moss ?
posted by k5.user to Home & Garden (10 answers total)
One set of stairs is pretty well shaded, the other gets near full afternoon sun. Moss grows all over -- off little divots in the brick, in the mortar along the tread, at the tread/vertical junction, on the side of the staircase, etc.
I've scraped with a metal brush. Doing it twice a year, and it works "sort-of". I can't get the bristles into the nooks and crannies as well, but it gets the big pieces off the brick. It's also very labor intensive.
I've tried roundup (read to use it to control moss somewhere), but it didn't make a difference.
I've been told "power washer on low." I have access to a power washer, but am reluctant to power wash brick (blast the mortar away, etc).
So are there other/better ways to control/kill the moss growing on my brick ?