howdy doody, quick question if anyone's got a mo, re. moss

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Found 29th Apr 2009
ive just scraped all the moss out from between the block paving on the drive (looks lovely now :-)) and was just wondering if there is anything I can do to stop it coming back? sorry if thats a nutty question but not got greeny fingers

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Nail varnish. It will cost a fortune though.

wont weed killer work? or going over it with a jet washer (dont know if you have one) every so often?

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thesaint;5072987

Nail varnish. It will cost a fortune though.



cool, think clear would be best? :w00t: you fruit cake :-) :-D:-D:-D

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lil_tiger;5072999

wont weed killer work? or going over it with a jet washer (dont know if … wont weed killer work? or going over it with a jet washer (dont know if you have one) every so often?



havn't got a jet wash (yet, putting it on list now) will put weedkiller down, do you think that'll stop it for long?

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lil_tiger;5073025

or bleach...apparently … or bleach...apparently :?...http://www.tipking.co.uk/tip/5298.htmlAlthough apparently it doesnt stop it coming back



ha ha, this is as good as saints suggestion (playful harmless dig hun :thumbsup:) "Application on a cotton wool ball would be my guess."

michelleleemoo;5073026

havn't got a jet wash (yet, putting it on list now) will put weedkiller … havn't got a jet wash (yet, putting it on list now) will put weedkiller down, do you think that'll stop it for long?



I doubt anything will stop it for long to be honest....it always seems to find another way to return
Might just be a case of keeping ontop of it?

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;5073033

]http://www.drivewayexpert.co.uk/weeds-moss-algae-paving.html



thanks for that, some good info on there, like its the seeds that get caught in the sand so regular sweeping etc (guess i'll just have to address my houskeeping practices hey :w00t::-D)

ive removed all of it for now so will put some weedkiller down too and sweep regular :thumbsup::thumbsup:


[SIZE="6"]thanks lovely's :thumbsup:[/SIZE]

could you make your paving into a rolling rock...

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lil_tiger;5073084

I doubt anything will stop it for long to be honest....it always seems to … I doubt anything will stop it for long to be honest....it always seems to find another way to returnMight just be a case of keeping ontop of it?



^ ^ ^ but who sorts the moss out while Im doing that!!! haha :w00t:

We jet wash ours a couple of times a year and it to clean it and get rid of weeds, but be careful that you dont overdo it or the sand can wash away making the bricks un-even.

We find a small hand tool that digs out between the bricks useful, also a good strong weedkiller.

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ctuk;5073123

could you make your paving into a rolling rock...



huh :?:thinking:

michelleleemoo;5073111

thanks for that, some good info on there, like its the seeds that get … thanks for that, some good info on there, like its the seeds that get caught in the sand so regular sweeping etc (guess[SIZE="3"] i'll just have to address my houskeeping practices [/SIZE]hey :w00t::-D)



Yes, totally agree with you love. :w00t:

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from between? aint their supposed to be sand and cement between them

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sassie;5073180

from between? aint their supposed to be sand and cement between them



no cement in between mine, just sand :?:?

To do the job properly I reckon you need to do the following:

Jet wash the block and get rid of the moss or if you've scraped it out your now left with a hole? This hole will attract dirt and soil and seeds to moss and weeds will grow back quite quickly.

When your blocks were laid probably many years ago you simply need to do what the people who laid it did. Fill the cracks with Silver or Kiln dried sand. Brush it and and if possible compact it. That way weeds wont grow back for some time.

Be careful about using any liquid on your drive unless you have tested a small portion. Bleach and other chemicals can stain your drive just as things like oil and cement can!

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StevenA2000_uk;5073150

Yes, totally love you. :w00t:



:-D:p

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michelleleemoo;5073194

no cement in between mine, just sand :?:?



so ok, im not to observant, missed the block paving bit :oops:

michelleleemoo;5073214

:-D:p



lol....course i do...but you know that

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Fill the cracks with Silver or Kiln dried sand. Brush it and and if possible compact it. That way weeds wont grow back for some time.

good thinking batman :thumbsup::thumbsup: sounds like a good idea as now ive removed the moss there are gaps. Whats the relevance with the specific sand if I may ask? as ive got some sharp sand in the shed

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sassie;5073223

so ok, im not to observant, missed the block paving bit :oops:



he he, dont worry hun, prob coz you were up late helping me last night too, you got me worried for a mo there tho, thought I was going to have to buy cement! :w00t: Thanks :):thumbsup:

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StevenA2000_uk;5073226

lol....course i do...but you know that



[SIZE="1"]sssh, nobody knows Im the thai lady![/SIZE] :whistling:

Why don't you wash it down every now and then with some jeyes fluid?

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michelleleemoo;5073261

he he, dont worry hun, prob coz you were up late helping me last night … he he, dont worry hun, prob coz you were up late helping me last night too, you got me worried for a mo there tho, thought I was going to have to buy cement! :w00t: Thanks :):thumbsup:



nah, its cause im as blind as a bat - lol

I had to do my patio with a jet wash, you would not believe the state i was in after, i was covered in the crap from head to foot, it needs doing again but im sorry to say it can chuffin well stay covered in moss

michelleleemoo;5073242
[SIZE="2"]Fill the cracks with [/SIZE]....


Yep, happy to. :w00t:

michelleleemoo;5073273
[SIZE="1"][SIZE="3"]sssh, nobody knows Im the thai lady![/SIZE] :whistling:
[/SIZE]

I know ;-)

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sassie;5073328

nah, its cause im as blind as a bat - lolI had to do my patio with a jet … nah, its cause im as blind as a bat - lolI had to do my patio with a jet wash, you would not believe the state i was in after, i was covered in the crap from head to foot, it needs doing again but im sorry to say it can chuffin well stay covered in moss



ha ha, i literally sat on my butt and spent 2 hours scraping it, the noise did my nut in but must admit it looks so nice now, been in this house 2 years now and its my first time, what a tramp hey :-D:-D

and bella thanks for that, love the smell of jeyes :thumbsup::thumbsup:

and steven..................................trust you, and there will be no room once my cracks are full of sand!!!!

Can't remember what its called, but you need to buy the wedkiller stuf that kills off tree roots and keeps weds at bay for 6 months. Think they do it in Band Q and if I remember correctly, it's a smallish Jeyes Fliud type bottle that is red in colour. Hope this helps!

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wackyjacky;5073382

Can't remember what its called, but you need to buy the wedkiller stuf … Can't remember what its called, but you need to buy the wedkiller stuf that kills off tree roots and keeps weds at bay for 6 months. Think they do it in Band Q and if I remember correctly, it's a smallish Jeyes Fliud type bottle that is red in colour. Hope this helps!



cheers wackyjacky :thumbsup:

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lol i remember when i was living with a friend (Rent free) he had loads in his backgarden and my chore for the week was to clear the gaps .... So when i said ok what am i going to use, he hands me a spoon LOL

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DangerGod;5073457

lol i remember when i was living with a friend (Rent free) he had loads … lol i remember when i was living with a friend (Rent free) he had loads in his backgarden and my chore for the week was to clear the gaps .... So when i said ok what am i going to use, he hands me a spoon LOL



hey you :):) I know what id' have handed you ;-).................. boom boom!

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michelleleemoo;5073508

hey you :):) I know what id' have handed you ;-).................. boom … hey you :):) I know what id' have handed you ;-).................. boom boom!



lol hello you ..... oh please do tell your honour

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DangerGod;5073527

lol hello you ..... oh please do tell your honour



ha @ yr honour (role play later ;-))

I'd




have




given






you






a








FORK!!!!!! :w00t:

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Role play later? ooo ERRRRR

Fork? or change the OR for UC? ha :

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DangerGod;5073609

Role play later? ooo ERRRRR ;)Fork? or change the OR for UC? ha :



actually now i think about it the spoon(ing) is not a bad idea after all whoo hoo!

DangerGod;5073609

Role play later? ooo ERRRRR ;)Fork? or change the OR for UC? ha :



lol ....sup amigo?

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michelleleemoo;5073635

actually now i think about it the spoon(ing) is not a bad idea after all … actually now i think about it the spoon(ing) is not a bad idea after all whoo hoo!



your lucky i dont know what spooning means u tramp

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StevenA2000_uk;5073638

lol ....sup amigo?



waiting for Arsenal

DangerGod;5073661

waiting for Arsenal



lol I was supposed to be watchin it with the lads....but I broke my nose today at Paintballing :-(

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DangerGod;5073659

your lucky i dont know what spooning means u tramp




ouch, and for god's sake if you dont know what spooning you'd is better stay well clear of my utensils!!!
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