Patio Contractors Talk Moss

Looking to refresh your patio and walkways this season? We're discussing the importance of moss and algae removal to keep your home looking its best.

Patio Contractors Talk Moss

Patio Contractors Talk Moss

Winter has come to an end and warmer weather is finally here. This means it’s time for spring cleaning! We understand there’s plenty to do to prepare for the season like getting the patio furniture out, cleaning around the home, and other tasks. This month, our patio contractors at SRS Construction are discussing the role that moss and algae play on walkways and patios and how to remove them.

Why You Shouldn’t Leave Moss on Pathways and Patios

It’s essential to remove moss and algae from your patios and walkways because they can make the surface slippery and dangerous to walk on, especially when they’re wet. Moss and algae can also cause discoloration and damage to the surface over time. This makes it harder to remove once the stain is set in. 

What Causes Moss and Algae to Grow?

Moss and algae thrive in damp and shaded areas. This is why they’re commonly found on patios and walkways that receive little to no direct sunlight. They reproduce by spores, which can quickly spread and establish new colonies and roots if left untreated.

How to Remove Moss and Algae

To remove moss and algae from patios and walkways, you can use a pressure washer or a mixture of water and a cleaning solution, such as bleach or vinegar. We recommend letting the mixture sit for up to 20 minutes before you decide to wash.

It’s important to remove moss and algae quickly because they can quickly spread and establish new colonies if left untreated. For extra precaution, you can use moss prevention spray found at your local home improvement stores. 


Looking for Patio Contractors? Choose SRS Construction!

If you’re evaluating your backyard and have decided you’re ready to make a change with a new patio or walkway, we encourage you to visit us online to discover all your options. If you’re interested in our other services like foundation repair, hardscapes, interior remodeling, and more, don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have regarding your next project. We look forward to hearing from you!

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