11:12AM | 12/22/01
Member Since: 12/21/01
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What is the least involved way to clean off cedar decks and concrete that will not affect any of my landscaping around these?

ps. I don't want to buy a pressure washer :-)

Jay J

03:47AM | 12/23/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Chromedome32,

Moss, or Mold/Mildew?

To prevent this from occurring, you need to open up the canopy of trees and start pruning low-level vegetation. Increase the sunlight and airflow and your problem will most likely go away.

As far as removing this stuff, if it's M/M, you can buy a remover from the Home Center. They are bio-friendly. A pressure washer can be rented. It's faster and does a better job. You DO want to clean the deck a little first with a hose to remove what you can with some pressure. Otherwise, the Remover will only get absorbed by the M/M, dirt, and/or Moss and be useless. Whatever you 'apply' to the surface, all 'solids' should be removed. If you use a pressure washer, you don't have to do this step.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!


05:38AM | 12/23/01
Member Since: 12/21/01
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Thanks for your info. The moss problem is in my lawn. Unfortunately, I will be unable to trim my trees because I have about 8 100ft tall doug furs blocking my south and west sides of my property. I cut back the watering considerably - we'll see what happens next year. Thanks for the M/M idea too. I will see what our Home Depot has.

Happy Holidays to all!



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