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.
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.