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Old 04-30-2022, 10:39 AM
 
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"killing moss" is like ridding of moles. Total waste of time and $$$$. Moss WILL come back unless you change 2 things - soil composition to base one and humidity/sun rays coverage. Otherwise, you will be fighting windmills and to much expense.
Moss is considered 2nd best ground cover, after grass. Stick to that. And is very pleasant to walk on.
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Old 04-30-2022, 12:39 PM
 
Location: West coast
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Our place gets moss.
Our moss is not due to no drainage.
We have plenty of drainage here.

When we bought the place our realtor told us moss is a way of life for most here in this area of the PNW.
He then rattled off several home made brews that I could sprinkle on my roof that would make the roof look white until the rain.

Some of these ideas were bleach based like laundry soap.
I thought he was nuts so I went out and paid good money for a smallish tube of white crystals.
As I’m putting it on I realized that is was bleach based.
Bleach actually does neutralize so it’s not all that bad.

I am thinking I should revisit the home brew idea.
Are any of you using cheap stuff like laundry detergent?
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Old 05-01-2022, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The grass had grown slightly above the level of the dead and quite alive moss. I lowered the blade on the lawnmower and cut the area, gave it a shower and applied more pellets and then another shower. The strainer pan worked well to distribute the moss out. Tomorrow it may all be brown and dead and once it dries out I'll remove the dead moss and add some dirt to the area. As well as some seed the farmer's market said would grow now with some watering.

Not sure how big the area is but if you're still having issues just rip and tear and start over with fresh dirt. Otherwise try a dethatcher so the tines can dig down and rip up the moss.

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"killing moss" is like ridding of moles. Total waste of time and $$$$. Moss WILL come back unless you change 2 things - soil composition to base one and humidity/sun rays coverage.

Yup but sometimes that is hard to do.

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Our place gets moss.
Our moss is not due to no drainage.
We have plenty of drainage here.
Yup. It's not a drainage thing. Moss can grow on the roof here in the Northeast, doesn't mean water isn't draining. As ukrkoz said, its a humidity/moisture issue. Mother nature has a lot of say in that. That's why PW has a lot of moss, rains & cloudy a lot.


Here at the coast humidity and rain is a thing too. Add the fact that there is lack of sunshine and maybe a spot that doesn't get enough wind and its a recipe for moss & algea


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My roof. This area gets little sun. Powerwashing is a big business around here.


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Old 05-11-2022, 04:42 PM
 
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Our place gets moss.
Our moss is not due to no drainage.
We have plenty of drainage here.
When we bought the place our realtor told us moss is a way of life for most here in this area of the PNW.
We don't have plenty of drainage. Little shade and alot of rain water from the property at the back.
As far as a buyer of homes a home inspector might point out to the buyer that the property has poor drainage and that may be a reason to re-consider buying the property.
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Old 05-19-2022, 07:51 PM
 
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Irrelevant, but... I love moss
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Old 05-19-2022, 08:00 PM
 
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Old 05-27-2022, 07:50 PM
 
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Those comp roofs will not last long with power washers and air blowers.
You don’t want to get rid of those little granular bits.

The house we are currently living in will need a roof shortly.
It will be a metal roof.
We just put a new roof on our other house about a year ago.
That roof lasted 15 years because I used a powerful blower on it.
In reality it lasted much less than that because I had to pay for lots of wood replacement when it was re roofed.

Copper strips or wire tucked into the roof might be your friend.
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Old 11-18-2022, 01:22 PM
 
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Here are the before and after photos after trying to dig some up, applying moss killer, planting some grass and letting the weeds grow.

Before = April 2022
After = November 2022.
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