|Written by Bill Hanks|
One of the ugliest things that can grow on your home deck or garage is green algae. If you live in a humid area of the United States, you will eventually find algae growing on the North-side of your property. If you have ever been in the forest, you may have noticed green moss growing on the North side of trees. It will even grow on rocks or a hillside that faces the North. You can call it moss or algae. Call it what you will. It will grow where ever it can. This article will explain, how to get rid of it with little work and little money.
So how do you prevent algae from growing? You can't. However, you can quickly and easily get rid of it. Do not buy any expensive chemical from your hardware or lawn and garden store. In most cases, the chemicals used, or not good for the environment and ECO systems.
You will need a garden hose, water bucket, sponge, Clorox and old rags. If You have a clean spray bottle, you could use it on smaller projects or areas.
First, mix a half cup of Clorox with a bucket of water. Now just wash it on to the algae area. Be generous with the amount you put on. In a few moments, you will see green streams running down the side of your siding. Now simply, rinse off the left over residue.
In some spots, you might have to double up on it. You can also make your Clorox mixture stronger, too. If you still have a green stain on your siding, use a dry towel and clean it off.
You can mix up a spray bottle and use it for smaller areas, like windows and doors. Just spray and wipe it clean. Keep the spray bottle handy for when you see it start to grow again.
If you have to work up high, use a ladder and be safe. You will find that this is an easy and inexpensive way to remove the ugly green that stains your siding or deck.