It’s the time of year when the leaves start to change, and your lawn starts to turn brown. All of these changes might make you notice that ugly moss on your roof, patio or driveway even more, because it will keep its stubborn grip and keep right on growing. You don’t have to interrupt your busy fall schedule to wipe out invasive, destructive moss. With Wet & Forget Outdoor, you just spray and forget about it, and moss is history! Read on to learn more.
Moss: Disgusting and Destructive
Moss is a simple plant that can grow on just about any outdoor surface where there is enough water and partial sunlight (see photo above). Its rootlike structures adhere to the surface it grows on, making moss difficult to get rid of and also causing permanent damage to some surfaces, such as asphalt shingles and certain types of decking. Moss can also damage your property because it likes to grow in cracks and crevices and force them to expand as it grows larger; this effect can make your concrete driveway crumble, help destroy bricks, crack open planks on your deck, and knock shingles out of place on your roof.
Moss is definitely more than an eyesore, and the longer it is left alone to continue growing, the worse the damage can become. The best way to deal with moss is to remove it at the first sign of growth, and take steps to keep it from coming back.
Why Bleach and Pressure Washing aren’t the Answer
If moss has invaded your property, your neighbors might have recommended trying bleach or a pressure washer. But caustic chemicals like bleach can damage the surfaces you’re trying to protect, either visibly or by speeding up wear and tear, and harsh chemical runoff can kill your lawn or corrode your home’s downspouts. A pressure washer is a hassle to use and makes a muddy mess, the extreme water pressure can wear away surfaces or force water where it shouldn’t be, and one wrong move can knock loose a piece of siding, a rain gutter, or a row of shingles. Worse yet, neither of these methods does anything to keep moss from growing back, which means that the moss can starts its “invasion” again almost from the moment you put away the bleach bottle or pressure washer. It’s just not worth it!
Wet & Forget Outdoor to the Rescue!
Wet & Forget Outdoor’s gentle, non-caustic formula works with the wind and rain over time to kill moss. Plus, Wet & Forget Outdoor is safe to use on all of your outdoor surfaces. Best of all, Wet & Forget Outdoor is just as easy on you as it is on your roof and deck! You don’t have to scrub and scrape like you do with bleach or wrestle with a power washer–just spray and leave. It’s that simple! The moss will turn brown and curl up over time. You can either gently brush it away or just let the wind and rain wash it away. Wet & Forget Outdoor keeps on working even after the moss is gone, keeping new moss from growing for a year or more in most cases. Problem solved!
How to Apply Wet & Forget Outdoor
Wiping out moss with Wet & Forget Outdoor couldn’t be easier. Simply:
- Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up style garden sprayer.
- Spray the moss with the diluted Wet & Forget Outdoor. Saturate the moss thoroughly in order to allow the solution to penetrate to the moss’s rootlike structures. Allow at least 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the chance of rain.
- Walk away, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do the work for you! The moss will gradually die, turn brown, and curl up.
- Re-treat once a year, or at the first sign of re-growth.