Moss control

Asked December 6, 2018, 1:45 AM EST

Is there a good and cost effective way to remove and prevent moss growth on sidewalks and driveways (other than move to Arizona)?

Benton County Oregon home integrated pest management moss removal horticulture

1 Response

The quickest way to remove moss from sidewalks is with a power sprayer - it is quite satisfying to see the moss flying (all over your house, plants, car etc. so be careful) and your walkways looking pristine. But moss always returns in western Oregon and assuming a permanent move is not in your future, you will have to treat the sidewalks with some sort of substance to deter (but not totally prevent) its return. The following document lists several alternatives and where it is appropriate to use them. As always is the case, keeping up with the moss before it gets too heavy saves time down the road.