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During the winter months, moisture and lack of sunlight cause moss to form on tiled, marble, stone or concrete surfaces. This moss not only makes the terrace slippery and unsightly, it can also damage it. Here are our tips for removing moss naturally from your terrace, without resorting to chemicals.

Using bleach or a pressure washer on a frequent basis to clean your moss-infested deck is not an optimal solution. Both methods can damage your floor and, if bleach is used, pollute the environment.

There’s no need to use harmful, corrosive products to get rid of the moss that has invaded your terrace. I learned two natural tricks from a gardening friend that are more effective than commercial products and much less expensive. These tips make it easy to remove moss from your terrace. Here are two simple, natural methods you can use. Find out more:

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Soude bicarbonate

A Sodium bicarbonate is an effective natural moss remedy. Here’s an easy way to get rid of moss on your terrace :

  • Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 liter of lukewarm water.
  • Use a brush or broom to apply the mixture to the affected surface.
  • Rinse thoroughly with clean water.

This technique also works on surfaces made of marble aggregate, wood, concrete, cement, asphalt, outdoor tiles, macadam or tar. You can also use it to clean wooden or plastic garden furniture. Thanks to this natural anti-moss solution, you can say goodbye to green stains on your terrace or garden paths :

A Sodium bicarbonate, also known as monosodium carbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaHCO3. It takes the form of a white powder, and is composed of the hydrogen carbonate anion and the sodium cation. The ancient Egyptians used a similar substance called natron, which formed naturally as efflorescences on the shores of African lakes rich in salt and sodium bicarbonate. The Egyptians used natron for a variety of purposes, including mummification rituals, personal hygiene and home purification.

Citric acid

If you want to remove moss from your patio or low wall naturally, there’s an effective method using citric acid. This traditional trick involves :

  • Prepare a mixture by pouring 600 g citric acid and 150 g bicarbonate of soda into a large bucket of lukewarm water.
  • Then add 20 ml of an edible oil, such as rapeseed oil, and mix well.
  • When your terrace is dry, you can apply this mixture to the surface to be treated.
  • Mosses will be completely dry within 2 or 3 days.
  • For this trick to work properly, it’s important to wait until your terrace is completely dry before applying it, and not to let rain fall on the treated surface for 2-3 days after application.
Removing moss from the garden

Citric acid is a tricarboxylic acid found in abundance in lemons, hence its name. It is a weak acid that plays an important role in biochemistry as a metabolite of the Krebs cycle, a major metabolic pathway in all aerobic organisms. Citrates emitted by the roots of certain plants also play an important role in ecology and agroecology, as they make phosphorus more easily bioassimilable by plants.

Over a million tonnes of synthetic citric acid are produced industrially every year. It is widely used as a flavor enhancer, pH regulator and chelating agent.

Using white vinegar

The virtues of white vinegar as an effective household cleaner are well known. It can also be used to get rid of moss on your terrace.

Spray white vinegar, preferably on a sunny day, at the base of each moss clump. Over the course of a day, it will help to wilt this cumbersome plant. Then rinse your terrace.