How To Remove Moss

How to Get Rid of Moss and Have Your Property Looking Stunning

Because moss grows in damp, shady places and because it regenerates so quickly after it has been killed or removed, moss removal may be more difficult for us than we might expect. Moss growth is common but sometimes removing moss is one of the last things you want to think about. At Wet and Forget we’ve made removing moss easy with our products so you can spend more time enjoying your house and surroundings. Here’s how to remove moss.

Moss time is never far away!   Moss should be considered as a Wonder of the World!  Well it sure is when you see moss carpeting a forest floor, in a rockery, riverbank, in gardens or on rotten logs. However, this often loses its appeal when its growing on the South side of your house or on 
the slippery paths adjoining it so it's definitely Moss Eradication time when it appears.

 

What Causes Moss?

Moss is symptomatic of wet, poorly drained soils. Grass can be quickly invaded by moss where areas of lawn are shaded. Also, when the lawn mower blades are set to low and the grass is scalped. If the grass is cut too short it loses its vigour and its growth is severely inhibited. In these conditions moss will quickly take advantage and establish itself in the lawn.

 

How do I Remove Moss?

At Wet and Forget we’ve got all the things you need to remove moss quickly and easily.  Our Wet & Forget Moss Mould Remover and our Rapid Application Moss Mould Remover will solve any of your moss issues. You can order these online or find them in store. They are safe to use on exterior surfaces and can be used without having to water blast or scrub the surface.

Remove Moss with either Wet & Forget Concentrate or Rapid Application 

IMPORTANT: 
You can't use regular Wet & Forget® 5L (blue) with the Rapid Application® Reach Nozzle.  
It will NOT work as dilution rates are very different!

  1.      The active ingredients are the same but the dilutions are different.
  2.      Coverage of 100-300m2 is exactly the same for both products.
  3.      Common coverage is about 100 -150m2  as it is usually used on ‘absorbent’ porous surfaces

How do I Use Wet & Forget Moss Mould Remover to Get Rid of Moss?

Every 5L pack yields 30L of product to spray. The best time to use it is on a cool windless day when no rain is expected. To make the most out of the product, applying it in the evening is beneficial as evaporation will be minimal which means the surface you’ve applied it to stays wet for longer without any interference. It is one of the safest and most effective ways of removing moss mould.

  1. Dilute the Wet & Forget 1 to 5 in your garden sprayer. Choose a cool, dry day to apply it.
  2. Saturate the dry surface you are cleaning with the Wet & Forget
  3. NO rain for the first 5 hours - Then, just watch it come cleaner - bit by bit
  4. Only one application! (except in extreme cases of heavy contamination)
  5. You can use it safely on ANY exterior surface because there is NO BLEACH in our product
  6. NO BLEACH means an unlimited shelf life
  7. Wet & Forget® contains a special surfactant to give a more even dispersal. Helps product grip onto vertical surfaces

Wet & Forget is the Original Moss Remover - You Can't Go Wrong(Note: You cannot use regular Wet & Forget 5L (blue) with the new Rapid Application hose fitting. It will not work as the dilution rates are very different)

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How do I Use Rapid Application Moss Mould Remover?Rapid Application Gets Rid Of Moss So Quickly

Rapid Application is your concentrate and garden sprayer all in one. The most outstanding feature of Rapid Application is the reach nozzle with its unparalleled reach of 8m or 2 storeys without using a ladder!  For large concrete driveways, and paths a quick change on the reach nozzle gives you an incredibly fast application. This is more than fifty times that of a garden sprayer!  Every 2L pack covers between 150-300 sq m depending on the porosity of the surface and the level of contamination.

  1. No mixing!  No measuring!  No mess!
  2. Choose a cool, dry windless day with no rain expected - to apply Rapid Application®
  3. Saturate the dry surface you are cleaning with the Rapid Application®
  4. NO rain for the first 5 hours - Then, just watch it come cleaner - bit by bit
  5. Only one application! (except in extreme cases of heavy contamination

  • Total saturation of the surface with this product is essential in order to obtain a good kill of the fungi, algae, lichen, moss & algae which infests these surfaces.
  • Make sure the surface is dry in order to get the best penetration of the growth with the least amount of evaporation.
  • If the surface is particularly bad, another application approximately one month from the first application and then allow the surface to weather naturally.
  • Nature will take its course. The growth decomposes while the rain gently removes them from the surface over time.
  • After 1st application use as a maintenance tool. Only re-apply at the first sign of regrowth.

Vertical surfaces:
Protected areas on vertical surfaces that do not have good exposure to the elements, may require some assistance using either a hose or a light brush.

 How Long Does it Take to Remove Moss?

The time it takes to remove the moss using Wet and Forget products depends on your particular circumstances. If the contamination is light you should see results in a few days. Otherwise if the contamination is of high intensity then you should see improvements in 2 to 3 months time.

For example, if you’re trying to get rid of moss on concrete then the concrete may turn an orangy brown which will fade over a short period of time. Using it consistently is key. Next season when you clean up, the moss removal will occur faster as you’ve already done it before. However, if you find that the contamination is extreme, you can increase the strength for a quicker reaction. On the other hand you can decrease the strength if you’re doing a maintenance spray.

 

How to Remove Moss out of Lawns?

You can use our Wet & Forget products to remove moss out of lawns as well. Make sure to lightly water the lawn (but not enough to saturate the moss). Do this late in the day when the sun is low so that evaporation is kept to a minimum. Dilute the 5L Wet & Forget 7 parts water to 1 part Wet & Forget and spot spray the moss. It may take a couple of tries until you have it under control. At worst you may get slight burning on the grass but it will recover very quickly. Rake the dead moss out. Finish by sprinkling lime over the area as this is usually a sign that your pH of the soil is not quite right.

Read more on Moss in Your Lawn Annoying You?

How to Remove Moss from My Roof?

An average 3 bedroomed house with a tile/concrete roof would require 2 x 5 litre packs of product. It will also depend on how porous the surface is and how much biological growth is present. You may need more if the total area covered with lichen. For best results if you have a lichen problem, mix the Wet & Forget and spot spray the lichen, leave for 10-15 minutes and then respray the lichen and the entire roof to ensure the plant absorbs the Wet & Forget thoroughly. The first application is to dissolve the waxy surface. The 2nd spray will then penetrate the lichen. For green moss and black mould one application is normally sufficient. Your roof will normally take between 6 to 12 months to come clean. 12 months is the worst case scenario when contamination is heavy.

Read more on Cure the Exterior Moss and Mould Issue

How to Remove Moss Mould Off My deck?
Hit The Deck is Another Option For Removing Moss From Timber Surfaces

If your deck is older and has never been cleaned, it may be noticeably blackened with the contamination. In this case, it would be better to wait a month after the application of Wet and Forget and give the area a light brush with a broom or scrubbing brush with warm water to remove it. Don’t worry, you should only have to do this once and then the maintenance becomes easy.  You can also check out Hit The Deck, for a more instant result. 

Read more on Hit The Deck Keeps Getting Rave Reviews

Ready to Show Moss Who's the Boss?

Check out our range of products online or contact us if you have any questions. We’re here to help make sure all your moss worries disappear.