Remove moss from the lawn

When moss appears on a lawn or in the grass, it often can be traced to one or two simple factors that are easy to identify.

Before splurging on moss killer, factors like mowing, dethatching, exposure, watering, air circulation, topdressing or even soil fertilization may intervene.

How to remove moss from the lawn

  • Actually, favoring the growth of the grass itself instead of the moss is the key to the best long-term results against moss.
  • Lawn grass needs sun.
    It is important to cut some branches off trees that make the shade too dark or hinder proper growth of lawn grass.
  • Also, follow the simple basic rules below and you yourself will be your garden’s most powerful moss killer!

Mow the lawn on a regular basis

  • Mowing must be performed at least once a week in spring and every two weeks in summer.
  • Don’t mow any shorter than 1¼ to 1½ inches (3 to 4 cm).
    If you mow any lower, your lawn grass will have trouble growing whereas moss will have ideal growing conditions.

Fertilize the lawn

  • The shorter your lawn, the more it needs nutrients to grow.
  • Find time-release fertilizer and spread it evenly in spring and fall.
  • This will stimulate the growth of your lawn instead of that of the moss.

Make the air circulate in the lawn as a moss repellent

  • A moss-less lawn is, if anything, a lawn where the air circulates well!
  • There are special devices like spiked shoes for smaller surfaces or needle-equipped engine-powered contraptions to riddle the lawn with tiny holes. This process can be done anytime during the year.

Dethatching removes moss from the lawn

  • It helps eliminate superficial and thus least vigorous roots from the lawn grass. These weak roots tend to weave a thick mat along the surface that retains moisture and is very inviting for moss spores.
  • Refer to our guidance on how to dethatch your lawn, a step that can be performed one or two times a year.

Moss killing products

  • Lastly, there are very effective moss-inhibiting products that will prevent moss from appearing altogether.

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