Asked on Aug 18, 2013

Ridding brick walkway of weeds without hurting moss

Mary BraidDouglas Hunt


I have a brick walkway that is beginning to get a good crop of beautiful moss. However, there are weed also coming up. It is quite an extensive walkway & takes a lot of time to hand weed; inaddition it would need to be taken care of ea day. Can anyone suggest a natural spray or way to kill the grass/weed but not harm the moss. Vinegar is not an option as it kills the moss. Thank you for your comments
3 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Aug 18, 2013

    I think your options are to pull the weeds or paint them using an herbicide (and vinegar, when used to kill something, is an herbicide, too). I can't imagine anything you could spray over the area that would not harm your moss. However, since moss likes acidic conditions, the more you can provide that, the less hospitable the environment will be for weeds.

  • Mary Braid
    on Aug 18, 2013

    Thank you Douglas. I had not thought about the painting idea. Great suggestion on changing the soil condition to acidic. I do believe you put me on the right road....

  • Mary Braid
    on Aug 23, 2013

    I do believe Douglas' answer is going to solve my problem.

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