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Old 03-02-2008, 14:48
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The courtyard has got quite mossy. Some of it we have removed by scrubbing it off with a brush but it is hard work and quite a lot of it to do. The courtyard surface is that open tarmac stuff and so the moss is on hard.

We have previously tried to find out if there is anything we can spray on the moss to kill it as this would make it easier to remove.

We asked in B&Q but all they could suggest is scrubbing it off with Jays Fluid. But when we read the instruction on Jays Fluid it says you have to rinse it off afterwards which is rather impractical for the size of job. We have no outside hose.

If we could get some spray on moss kill I think it would be easer to scrub off but I have only seen moss kill in three in one with weed and feed.
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Old 03-02-2008, 14:50
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i had to use jayes fluid before on my patio it done a great job i also dont have a hose so just used the kettle to rinse it off, it took about half an hour but left the patio sparkling lol
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Old 03-02-2008, 14:53
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We hire a proper jet wash from HSS once every few years - does the job brilliantly
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Old 03-02-2008, 14:53
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I was going to suggest jeyes fluid too, i throw it all over the patio, leave for a while then power wash the whole area.
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Old 03-02-2008, 15:00
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Well I'm not sure about using a pressure washer as it might brake up the surface.

How long did you leave it on for? Did you put it on neat?

Is the rinsing off really neccesary.

Before winter I walker round and estimated the mossy bits to be 150square meters. Prob double that now.
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Old 03-02-2008, 15:10
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Well I'm not sure about using a pressure washer as it might brake up the surface.

How long did you leave it on for? Did you put it on neat?

Is the rinsing off really neccesary.

Before winter I walker round and estimated the mossy bits to be 150square meters. Prob double that now.
i splashed mine on all over, like literally just got the container and threw it about over the patio, left it for a while cant remember how long and then used a hard bristled brush to scrub while also using hot water to rinse it off down the drain
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Old 03-02-2008, 15:15
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I'm going to need a five gallon drum then.
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Old 03-02-2008, 15:24
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What I need is some of this.

http://www.originaltouch.co.uk/acata...tml#aSDT029001

and one of these,

http://www.originaltouch.co.uk/acatalog/HD16.html

But sack paying all that.
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Old 03-02-2008, 22:08
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Well appparently you can use soda crystals to kill it.

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-...-soda-crystals

Should be trying this soon if anybody is interested I'll let you know how it gose.
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Old 03-02-2008, 22:15
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This is what I used, done the trick.

http://www.ratbait.co.uk/jeyes-fluid...tres-264-p.asp
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:01
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What you want is some patio cleaner from Wickes :-

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/600299
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:45
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Well appparently you can use soda crystals to kill it. http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-...-soda-crystals Should be trying this soon if anybody is interested I'll let you know how it gose.
Forza Ferrari - Thanks for this - I keep forgetting about videojug - brilliant for just about any queries I might have - Moz
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:45
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Don't forget that moss is home to little worms and water bears!
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