Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1208 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 243


Topic # 175298 24-Jun-2015 11:58
Send private message

Moss & Mold on the driveway & concrete area surrounding the house . How do I kill it ?

Ive tried Wet & Forget: didnt work
Janola : 1:4 mix (same as some commercial products) : didnt work (but has to some extent in the past)
Hitman (weedkiller) Ive had some partial success with that, not the best choice Im sure

Any ideas or recommendations ?
It does all die off in summer , so its really not a huge issue, I just dont like the look of it.

Create new topic
20359 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3867

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330559 24-Jun-2015 11:59
One person supports this post
Send private message

Its probably died but just still there because you need to either waterblast or scrub it off. Killing it just makes it stop growing, the black crap wont disappear.




Richard rich.ms

4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 1330570 24-Jun-2015 12:06
Send private message

Try Bio Shield

 
 
 
 


2670 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 522


  Reply # 1330592 24-Jun-2015 12:16
Send private message

Roundup...... kills most green things it touches

1692 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 259

Subscriber

  Reply # 1330610 24-Jun-2015 12:29
Send private message

Spray...walk away.


 Then waterblast.






Handsome Dan Has Spoken.

511 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 73

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330619 24-Jun-2015 12:34
Send private message

We use Mostox at work on paths and wooden decks. Works well, but as stated above, most this stuff kills the moss but doesn't remove it. We now have nice yellow brown moss, not green. It does eventually deteriorate and disappear but takes months not days

2757 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1164


  Reply # 1330620 24-Jun-2015 12:35
3 people support this post
Send private message

Wet and forget et al take weeks sometimes months to work. How long did you wait before determining they didn't work? If you want instant clean, get a water blaster.




Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



BTR

1337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 356

Subscriber

  Reply # 1330691 24-Jun-2015 13:36
Send private message

30 seconds, spray and walk away!

Note I haven't used this product before.




20359 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3867

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1330786 24-Jun-2015 15:56
Send private message

BTR: 30 seconds, spray and walk away!

Note I haven't used this product before.


Clearly not or you would know it is pretty much ineffective ;)




Richard rich.ms

1578 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 251

Trusted

  Reply # 1330792 24-Jun-2015 16:11
Send private message

Is it that revolting globular rock snot that piles up in icky drifts ?

An algaecide or moss killer will work -

Glyco will not - wrong plant group.

Undiluted bleach kills it. Eventually, with an added bonus you can see the bits you have missed in about 5 minutes as it bleaches. I go thru about 10 litres every year. But it always comes back - any spores left around will dry and disintegrate into a thousand more spores waiting for winter rains to revive it, and multiply. Car tyres and shoes spread it around.

I suspect that it is an escaped bio-nonhazard, designed to really really annoy people

Good drainage seems to work as it seems to multiply in flat and pooled water areas.




My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


917 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 38


  Reply # 1331005 24-Jun-2015 22:13
Send private message

Kettle and boiling water. Just don't kill your feet too.

4123 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 842
Inactive user


  Reply # 1331087 25-Jun-2015 06:23
Send private message

A good Moss killer for lawns is Magnesium Oxide which is available from places that do farm/horse supplies such as PGG/Farmlands etc. It doesnt stain concrete like Iron Oxide so should work fine on your drive. I use it on the lawn and it kills moss well, plus you dont need to rake the moss out like. Its a powder so you just throw it on. I intend to see if I can mix it with water and spray it.

202 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 25


  Reply # 1331099 25-Jun-2015 07:53
Send private message

I use McGregor's Moss Control fom Bunnings on the concrete pathway and drive.

 

It takes a few weeks for the fresh colour of the green to to turn dark brown/grey.

 

I dont bother with scraping them off, they just loosen up and the rain carries it away.

 

 

You might want a repeat treatment for areas that that are a bit stubborn or you might have missed.

 

 

cheers

BTR

1337 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 356

Subscriber

  Reply # 1331102 25-Jun-2015 07:59
Send private message

Napalm!

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53


Countdown launches new proximity online shopping app
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:50


Nokia 3310 to be available through Spark New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:31


Nest launches in New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2017 12:31


Active wholesale as Chorus tackles wireless challenge
Posted 3-Nov-2017 10:55



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.