To remove moss from the roof, scrub the affected area with a utility brush, then wash the roof with a solution of oxygen bleach, dish detergent and water. The process of cleaning the roof can typically be completed in a single afternoon.
Brush the moss away using a bristled brush. Begin at the peak of the roof and use downward strokes, taking care to avoid brushing off the granules that coat the shingles.
Cover any plants under the roof with plastic sheeting before washing the roof with the bleach solution. If plastic sheeting isn't available, spray the plants with a garden hose before treating the roof with oxygen bleach.
Mix 2 cups of oxygen cleaner and 1/2 cup liquid dish detergent in a gallon of water. Stir vigorously to completely dissolve the oxygen bleach, and use a garden sprayer to apply the solution to the shingles. Allow the mixture to remain on the roof for 20 minutes.
Use a garden hose to rinse the oxygen bleach solution off the shingles and any nearby plants.
Eliminate poison oak by manually removing the plants and spraying the stumps with herbicide. Wear protective clothing to prevent the oils that cause an allergic reaction from reaching your skin. Monitor the area for any plants that regrow, and repeat the removal process as needed.Full Answer >
To eradicate toadstools from your lawn, remove dead vegetation, rake up and bag the toadstools, till the soil, apply nitrogen-rich fertilizer, and monitor the lawn for new toadstools. The supplies you need are a rake, garbage bags, gardening gloves, a hoe, a garden hose and nitrogen-rich fertilizer.Full Answer >
Remove thistle weeds from a yard or garden by spraying them with a chemical herbicide or by removing them at their base with a pair of garden shears. Gardening Know How suggests spraying plants with herbicide on a sunny day when temperatures average between 65 F and 85 F for the best results. Avoid spraying herbicides on windy days, as they are non-selective and kill all vegetation they contact.Full Answer >
To get rid of poison ivy plants, wait until it rains, put on protective gear, cut the stems, dig out the roots and spray the remaining plant matter with an herbicide. Immediately disinfect tools and clothes.Full Answer >