Moss growing on stone, brick, or block walls can give your yard or garden a beautiful, timeless look. However, you should remove any moss growing on surfaces you walk on—such as sidewalks, stepping stone paths, decks, steps, or stairs—since it can make them slippery and cause a safety hazard.

To remove moss from surfaces in your yard or garden:

  1. Scrape the moss away with a putty knife.
  2. Mix a 50/50 mixture of water and bleach.
  3. Fill a pump up garden sprayer with the bleach mixture.
  4. Wet the surface with the bleach mixture.
  5. Allow the bleach mixture to remain on the surface for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Scrub the surface with a scrub brush to loosen any moss residue.
  7. Hose the bleach mixture and residue off the surface.

Exposure to bleach can damage or kill plants, so be sure to cover any plants you wish to save before applying, and use plenty of water when rinsing to dilute any runoff. Bleach also can damage fabrics and can cause skin irritation, so be sure to wear old clothes, rubber gloves, and eye protection.

A pressure washer can also be used to clean walking surfaces.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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