The Surprising Kitchen Ingredient That Can Kill Patio Moss – House Beautiful

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And you probably have it in your kitchen cupboard…
Controlling moss growth on your patio is no easy feat, but there’s a surprising kitchen ingredient that can work wonders when it comes to removing the green clumps: white vinegar.
According to the gardening experts at Harwood’s Garden Supplies, the acetic acid found in the traditional cleaning solution can effectively remove moss from brick structures, driveways or paths. Moss is particularly fond of the gaps in paving slabs, however removing it can be challenging (even with the right tools).
‘Vinegar is a relatively cheap and easy method to remove moss from pavers. The acetic acid in the vinegar can kill the moss on your pavers,’ a spokesperson told The Express. ‘For the best results, use white vinegar with a solution of about five per cent. However, for a more potent option try a six per cent cleaning vinegar solution.’

Getting your garden ready for summer? Here’s how to use white vinegar to banish moss:
1. Before you begin, dab a small amount of white vinegar on a corner of your moss-covered paving slab. This will help determine whether you need to use it neat or diluted with water. For heavier breakouts, you may need to pour the vinegar directly onto the moss.
2. Once you have covered the affected area with vinegar, let it sit for around one hour. After this, take an old scrubbing brush and firmly scrub the moss away. Thanks to the vinegar, it should break away easily.
3. Finally, fill a bucket with soapy water to rinse away any remaining moss. A pressure washer will also work well here, removing moss that may need a final blast. Your outdoor space will look as good as new! Time to prop up your hanging egg chair and pour yourself a glass of bubbly…

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Lisa Joyner is the Senior Digital Writer at House Beautiful UK and Country Living UK, where she’s busy writing about home and interiors, gardening, dog breeds, pets, health and wellbeing, countryside news, small space inspiration, and the hottest properties on the market.

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