Garden Moss

Moss control in the garden

How to get rid of moss on tarmac & other hard surfaces

Moss can affect every part of the garden – from the lawn to the driveway, to patios and roofs.  It can become unsightly and very slippy on certain surfaces.

Did you know it's very easy to remove from lawns and hard surfaces? But it requires different products.

For patios and other hard surfaces, we recommend using PAC - Patio Moss & Algae Cleaner. For lawn moss, we recommend using Zero Lawn Moss Remover.

Continue reading for our moss control tips, both for your lawn moss and moss on hard surfaces.

PAC can be used to remove moss, algae, mould and lichens from most hard surfaces outdoors. It's a biodegradable liquid concentrate that can be used for your driveway or patio. It can also be used on tarmacadem, roof tiles, fencing, stones and bricks.

You can even use PAC to transform your walls. It'll cut through both red and green algae, leaving surfaces clean and spotless. If you require it for use on decking, you just need to wait for a dry day where your decking is also dry. After six hours, you should see the incredible difference.

If it’s only thin moss you are dealing with then you just need to sweep it the next day. If it’s thick moss that has wormed its way into every groove, leave it for a week to the let the product get right down. Again you can sweep it or once it becomes free, the wind will take it away.

How to use: The best part about PAC is how easy it is to use. For best results, apply it on a dry day. You simply mix one part PAC to 10 parts water. Mix these together in a spraying machine or watering can. Then apply it lightly and evenly over the affected area. Make sure to keep pets away for at least 6 hours. Once you are finished, simply wait 6-7 days and say goodbye to that meddlesome moss. The area it is applied to may turn a red/brown colour but not to worry – this will all wash off. Your patio will be spotless and moss-free in no time.

How to eliminate moss from your lawn 

Moss can be very unsightly to look at on your lawn. However, you can remove lawn moss very easily with just a few simple steps:

Step 1: Firstly, you'll need to apply Zero Lawn Moss to remove that pesky moss. This is a fast-acting moss remover that works rapidly to kill lawn moss. It has the ability to kill lawn moss right down to the root structure, within 24 hours. Simply mix the Zero with water (1 litre of ZERO to 10 litres of water) and spray onto the entire lawn area. Zero should be applied using a clean knapsack sprayer or a watering can.

  • Measurements: 1 litre of Zero will cover 400 square yards of lawn. If your lawn is very prone to moss, apply Zero every 4-6 weeks. Make sure the treatment is ONLY applied to grass. If it splashes onto walls, concrete, tarmac, or other such areas, wash off immediately.

Step 2: The second step is applying Zero Lawn Feed. The nutrients in this will green your lawn without forcing growth. Make sure to evenly apply it all over the entire lawn area. 

  • Measurements: 1 x 25 kg bag of fertiliser will cover 334 square metres of lawn (if Zero is used first to kill the moss).

Our gardening experts in our stores will be happy to help you with any further information.