How to deal with moss growing between interlocking pavers

Moss

Have you noticed moss growing in front of your house, and your lawn, and even in your interlocking pavers? Or simply put anywhere where you don’t want it to grow. Well you not alone. All it takes is consistent moisture, spores of a particular plant combined with a little dirt or clay and you have it. Terrible think right? Certainly, but on the other hand when you find a nice looking mushroom hiding in the moss you get excited right? But yes we agree. No moss in your interlocking pavers or anywhere else in your house. Period. So how to get rid of it? There are several ways. We shall try to introduce the most common methods, but not all of them are guaranteed and hundred percent efficient, but they will help a lot.

Mechanical removal of moss growing in interlocking pavers

The first removal method is mechanical. All you need to do is to make a special tool and use it to pick, eliminate and remove the moss. We bought a small cultivating rake in a special supermarket and modified it into a moss removal tool. All you need to do is to bend the middle tip at a suitable angle and then grind it so it fits easily into the gap between pavers. And go to work! If you are not sure how to do it, check our video with a detailed instruction manual.

MossMoss: Photo Radek Štěpán

Mass removal using a pressure washer

If you have a pressure washer at home try to use it to remove moss. Water jets should be able to remove moss without difficulties. However, the water jet removes both the unwanted moss as well as clay and soil and plants growing between pavers. The result of your work will be very messy. It also takes rather long time and it is a demanding work.

Other alternative methods

Many people like using lime because moss hates lime, but you must make sure that lime will not get into your lawn. Lime is perfectly capable of destroying your lawn. The same is true about different types of sprays and herbicide-based chemicals. These chemicals will certainly destroy the moss but you have to remove the dead moss anyway.

Moss: Photo Radek Štěpán

Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.

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