Moss Removal: Remove green growth with home remedies

Green covers such as moss are particularly stubborn, making even the most beautiful garden look unkempt. These home remedies remove it.

Green is generally welcome in the garden, but what if it is in shape moss also reaches the floor of the terrace, balcony or pavement? But to remove moss, it is not necessary to resort to chemicals. They are checked home remedies.

Remove moss: salt water and cola are especially effective

Moss quickly makes seams and stone slabs untidy.

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First the good news: moss is harmless and quite valuable because it is home to microorganisms and insects. However, most still find it annoying. Moss collects more and more between joints and less on the surface, since there is a lot of moisture in the cracks and only a little sun and air get into them. Lush greenery can be a hazard if there is a lot of moss, and that’s under the right weather conditions in a sliding carpet transformed If you don’t want to spend money on a high-pressure cleaner, you can use the following home remedies to remove unpleasant greens:

  • circles: The one contained in a soft drink phosphoric acid after a while, the moss decomposes. However, do not apply cola to large areas as discoloration may occur.
  • soft soap: Because the soap is biodegradable, you can safely use it on large areas as well as on more sensitive materials. When mixed with water, it becomes an effective agent that works with toothbrush can be used and distributed.
  • vinegar or salt water: Not only can lime scale and dirt be easily removed with vinegar, but moss also disappears when the acid is used. There is a catch in everything: application on cobblestones or sealed surfaces is after Law on plant protection completely prohibited, as well as the use of salt, since both agents can change the pH value and are considered plant protection agents.

These ten mistakes can ruin your garden

A woman waters her flowers.  Do you tend to water your garden in the evening?  Then you're doing it wrong.  It is best to water the plants around six o'clock in the morning.
Do you tend to water your garden in the evening? Then you’re doing it wrong. Because it is still so hot that most of the moisture evaporates. Therefore, lunch is also the worst time to unpack the watering can. It is best to water the plants around six o’clock in the morning. © Westend61/Imago
A woman waters flowers with a garden hose.  Often, when watering, they do not pay much attention to how much water the plants actually need individually.
Often, when watering, they do not pay much attention to how much water the plants actually need individually. Mediterranean plants usually do not need much watering as they are used to wet weather. As a rule, the more leaves, the more water the plant needs. © Westend61/Imago
A man mows his lawn.  Most hobby gardeners rely on a lawn mower with a grass catcher to maintain their garden.  Instead, leave the clippings on the lawn as mulch - it provides nutrients and retains moisture during hot days.
Most hobby gardeners rely on a lawn mower with a grass catcher to maintain their garden. But by doing so, you lose the opportunity to fertilize your lawn and protect it from the heat. Instead, leave the clippings on the lawn as mulch – it provides nutrients and retains moisture during hot days. © Shotshop/Imago
Potted plants on the patio.  Potted plants tend to get as much attention as any other plant in the garden, but that's a mistake.  They need more water because there is less soil around them to hold moisture.
Potted plants tend to get as much attention as any other plant in the garden, but that’s a mistake. They need more water because there is less soil around them to hold moisture. Therefore, they need to be watered intensively every day. To restore washed nutrients, indoor plants also need regular feeding. © Shotshop/Imago
A man pours young plants on a bed. Too little watering is bad, but too much watering can also be a problem. Because when the roots of plants in the soil are overmoistened, they begin to rot.
Too little watering is bad, but too much watering can also be a problem. Because when the roots of plants in the soil are overmoistened, they begin to rot. Therefore, water again only when the top layer of the soil dries. © imagebroker/Imago
watering the garden When watering, water should not be poured on the leaves, as, for example, with a lawn sprinkler.
Water should also not be distributed over the leaves during watering – as, for example, with a lawn sprinkler. Wet leaves are an ideal breeding ground for diseases and fungi. Instead, target the roots directly or use a drip irrigation system. ©Panthermedia/Imago
A woman edits her flower bed. There are already many mistakes when creating a garden: a large selection of flowers and perennials is useless if they are not arranged correctly.
There are already many mistakes when creating a garden: a large selection of flowers and perennials is useless if they are not arranged correctly. Plants that grow higher should be in the second row so that the flowers in front are clearly visible and receive enough light. © Westend61/Imago
sea ​​of ​​flowers During planting, the bed seems completely empty – that’s why amateur gardeners try to place bulbs and seeds tightly. However, as soon as the plants flourish, the bed quickly becomes crowded.
During planting, the bed seems completely empty – that’s why amateur gardeners try to place bulbs and seeds tightly. However, as soon as the plants flourish, the bed quickly becomes crowded. So that they do not interfere with each other’s growth, you should consider how tall and wide the plants can be – and accordingly provide more space. © Rolf Poss/Imago
A woman fertilizes her salad with compost. Plants should be fertilized twice a year – in spring and autumn. All that is required is to simply add enough compost to the soil.
Applying fertilizers also requires skill. Some do it too often, others don’t. But twice a year – in spring and autumn – you should give your plants this supply of nutrients. All that is required is to simply add enough compost to the soil. © Redeleit-L./Imago
If some plants do not want to grow properly, it is not always because of care, but because of the soil itself. Perhaps it is too acidic or chalky, too sandy or too loamy.
If some plants do not want to grow properly, it is not always because of care, but because of the soil itself. Perhaps it is too acidic or chalky, too sandy or too loamy. Therefore, do not forget to first take a soil sample and send it for research – so that you can add the necessary fertilizer to the soil. © YAY Images/Imago

Moss can also be used on concrete and stone slabs with flame remove. By burning it completely and then sweeping it away, you can instantly get rid of the problem. However, the prerequisite for this is that it has been dry for at least two days, otherwise the greens will not burn properly. However, this method is not recommended for large areas, because fire risk cannot be underestimated. (jl)

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