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Default Driveway Green Moss (Algae?) ?

Hello,

Live in Mass.
Have an Asphalt driveway that has a considerable amount
of green Moss (algae ?) on it.

Tried Chlorox, right from the jug.
Makes the Moss look unhappy for a few days, then perks right up again.
Obviously, Chlorox won't kill the stuff.

Anything I can buy in HD that comes in an easy to apply jug, that really
and truly works ?

A bit on the elderly side now, so something easy to apply is important.

Thanks, as always,
Bob

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On Thu, 5 May 2016 08:50:40 -0400, Bob wrote:

Hello,

Live in Mass.
Have an Asphalt driveway that has a considerable amount
of green Moss (algae ?) on it.

Tried Chlorox, right from the jug.
Makes the Moss look unhappy for a few days, then perks right up again.
Obviously, Chlorox won't kill the stuff.

Anything I can buy in HD that comes in an easy to apply jug, that really
and truly works ?

A bit on the elderly side now, so something easy to apply is important.

Thanks, as always,
Bob


I'm sure the Borg will have something, but can't say a brand.

This article states to add liquid dish soap to the bleach solution.

Also see 5 & 6 - related to shady areas.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/kill-moss-blacktop-58355.html
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On 5/5/2016 8:50 AM, Bob wrote:
Hello,

Live in Mass.
Have an Asphalt driveway that has a considerable amount
of green Moss (algae ?) on it.

Tried Chlorox, right from the jug.
Makes the Moss look unhappy for a few days, then perks right up again.
Obviously, Chlorox won't kill the stuff.

Anything I can buy in HD that comes in an easy to apply jug, that really
and truly works ?

A bit on the elderly side now, so something easy to apply is important.

Thanks, as always,
Bob


I've got mildew spray that works and it probably has bleach in it.
You should wash off residue as it probably promotes new growth.
Shaded areas will come back and require repetition in the future.
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On Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 5:50:42 AM UTC-7, Bob wrote:
Hello,

Live in Mass.
Have an Asphalt driveway that has a considerable amount
of green Moss (algae ?) on it.

Tried Chlorox, right from the jug.
Makes the Moss look unhappy for a few days, then perks right up again.
Obviously, Chlorox won't kill the stuff.

Anything I can buy in HD that comes in an easy to apply jug, that really
and truly works ?

A bit on the elderly side now, so something easy to apply is important.

Thanks, as always,
Bob


Years ago I used bottle of iron sulphate (FeSO4) solution that killed off moss (for a while)
May have been called "moss away"
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On 5/5/2016 5:50 AM, Bob wrote:
Hello,

Live in Mass.
Have an Asphalt driveway that has a considerable amount
of green Moss (algae ?) on it.

Tried Chlorox, right from the jug.
Makes the Moss look unhappy for a few days, then perks right up again.
Obviously, Chlorox won't kill the stuff.

Anything I can buy in HD that comes in an easy to apply jug, that really and
truly works ?

A bit on the elderly side now, so something easy to apply is important.


Copper Sulfate? (Bordeaux Mixture)

IME, mosses are hard to get rid of; any site that they occupy is
ideal for them to REoccupy!



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Don Y wrote:
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Copper Sulfate? (Bordeaux Mixture)


no!


songbird
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On Fri, 6 May 2016 15:18:33 -0400, songbird
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Copper Sulfate? (Bordeaux Mixture)


no!


Then what?

Zinc :-\
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Try a gallon jug of cheap white vinegar.


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