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Cleaning Moss off a Wood Fence

Cleaning Moss off a Wood FenceWinter may be in full swing, but spring will be here before you know it. And you know what that means: spring cleaning! It’s time to bust out that broom, feather duster, mop and bucket, and vacuum. But what about your yard? Winter is harshest on your landscape, especially your wood fence. So what happens when your fence develops moss, mildew, or mold over the winter? Fortunately, Hercules Fence has the answer.

Cleaning Moss off a Wood Fence

After a long, dark, and wet winter, like the one we are currently having, it is not uncommon for moss to build up on a wood fence. Cleaning moss off a wood fence can be a daunting task, but it is doable with the right knowledge. And that’s why we’re here!

  1. First, try using just water and scrubbing the moss. If this works, great! If not, move on to No. 2.
  2. A pressure washer may do the trick. Just make sure you stand far enough away so you do not splinter the wood.
  3. If water doesn’t do the trick, try using a solution of ½ cup of vinegar per gallon of water. Apply the solution to the moss and allow it to sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing.
  4. Baking soda may works well.
  5. If none of the above solutions work, try a stronger solution, such as simple green.

Tip: Before using any cleaning solution on your entire fence, use it on a small test area to make sure it does not damage the wood.

If you have any questions about Cleaning Moss off a Wood Fence or if you have any other fence related questions, please contact Hercules Fence by calling (757) 316-3600 or visit FencesNewportNews.com today! You can also follow Hercules Fence on FacebookTwitterGoogle+ and YouTube while you are at it.

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