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The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.

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Mark Allread wrote:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.

Iron Sulphate as a moss killer. Can't remember if it is ferric or ferrous.

Glyphosate will only work on growing plants to conduct it to the roots.
It is NOT more effective to use a stronger mix. That just kills the
greenery and does not allow it

Ammonium sulphamate (NOT Sulphate) will help kill roots. Technically
cant be sold as a weed killer but perfectly legal as a composting
accelerator. Thanks to EU nonsense rule interpretation in uk

A mix of the last two is fairly effective on Ivy esp with a little
washing up liquid to make it wet the surface of ivy leaves.
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On Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:15:12 +0000, Bob Minchin wrote:

Mark Allread wrote:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get
rid of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and
loose surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during
Feb/ March months - staining will not be a problem due to the
resurfacing.

Iron Sulphate as a moss killer. Can't remember if it is ferric or
ferrous.


Ahh of course - I've used it on grass before but avoided hard surfaces
because of staining. A resurface won'r be bothered about the stain (hand
to forehead momemnt)

Glyphosate will only work on growing plants to conduct it to the roots.
It is NOT more effective to use a stronger mix. That just kills the
greenery and does not allow it


Yup - use it regulalrly

Ammonium sulphamate (NOT Sulphate) will help kill roots. Technically
cant be sold as a weed killer but perfectly legal as a composting
accelerator. Thanks to EU nonsense rule interpretation in uk


Yup - I do 'compost' a few things these days.


Thanks Bob.
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Mark Allread wrote:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get
rid of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and
loose surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during
Feb/ March months - staining will not be a problem due to the
resurfacing.


Cheapest would probably be salt grit, or normal salt.
I did my path a few winters back and when the rain washed it away, it was
immaculate. The remainder of the paving was still green where no salt had
been applied


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On Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:36:16 -0600, Mark Allread
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The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.


Glyphosate will kill growing plants, but it won't touch moss.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.


Ferrous sulphate (iron II sulphate). Light green powder. You can get
it pretty cheaply if you buy it from ebay or amazon.

It will oxidise to some extent when you mix it with water, and then a
bit more when it's exposed to the air. It can stain concrete orange.


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Bob Minchin wrote:

Glyphosate will only work on growing plants to conduct it to the roots.


Doesn't touch moss, try a sprinkle of "oxi bleach" powder just before it
rains ...


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On Friday, 3 February 2017 15:36:19 UTC, Mark Allread wrote:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.

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Best to pressure jet as much as possible off first.
You can buy proper algaecides at you local builder's merchant to finally kill it off.
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Mark Allread Wrote in message:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to
get rid of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart
before machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead
moss and loose surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during
Feb/ March months - staining will not be a problem due to the
resurfacing.


Shurely if it's being resurfaced the existing surface (etc) will
be removed first?

Glyphosate only works on growing plants, and is not a residual
"pathclear" type inhibitor to new germinations.


It sounds like it's tarmac ('loose surface dressing') - in which case they
normally spray on a thin coat of bitumen to act as a bonding agent rather
than remove the top layer. This is very expensive and only usually used on
main roads and motorways


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Mark Allread Wrote in message:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.


Shurely if it's being resurfaced the existing surface (etc) will
be removed first?

Glyphosate only works on growing plants, and is not a residual
"pathclear" type inhibitor to new germinations.

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On 03/02/2017 15:36, Mark Allread wrote:
The drive is to be resurfaced but before I have it done I want to get rid
of Moss etc.

Thoughts are to give a double treatment a couple of weeks apart before
machine brushing (Bobcat mounted brush) to remove the dead moss and loose
surface dressing.

Glyphosate will be used also as a systemic weedkiller.

Any recommendations on the best *moss etc* killer applicable during Feb/
March months - staining will not be a problem due to the resurfacing.

Jeyes Fluid works well but the "creosote" smell can linger.

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