Lawn covered with moss looks awful, untidy, and rough. To keep your lawn appears to be healthy and even, you must take steps to kill moss and prevent it in the future. If you hate moss in your yard and want to know the ways to remove it, then you will find useful information in this post.

How to remove the moss?

To kick out the moss from your lawn, you need to know the reasons for its growth first. The reasons include; acid soil, shady lawn, bad sewer system, inadequate fertilization, a lot of mowing, and excessive walking on the lawn.

Moss appears in the form of soft feathery edges, and at the very first you will notice them around the wet and weak spots of your lawn. Now, once you have noticed the appearance you must take quick actions for its removal and prevention.

Here are different ways to kill the lawn moss.

Manual removal:

If your infected space is smaller then this way you can easily and effortlessly remove the moss from your lawn. You will need a gardening rake to give it a good and energetic raking to pick put the roots of these unwelcomed ferns. This process is commonly known as scarring.

mossScarring can also be performed for the bigger areas but for that, you will need a machine-operated scarifier. If the moss quantity in your lawn is lighter then scarring would work, but if the moss growth has become uncontrollable then you will require some chemicals that are used for moss killing.

Lawn moss killers:

The chemically made lawn moss killers could be greatly effective on the moss especially if it contains iron sulfate. There are also a variety of lawn moss killers available in the market nowadays that also contain fertilizers to supplement the grass along with moss killing.

The suitable weathers to apply the chemical killers are spring and autumn because they work best in cold and humid weather conditions.

Do you have concerns related to the use of chemical killers for moss?

Yes? We have one more solution for you, and that is organic moss killer. These types of moss killers do not hold iron sulfate, they contain bacteria that help in moss killing. The favorable climatic conditions for the organic moss killers to be applied are at the end of the spring season and autumn season because they require a specific temperature level to work efficiently i.e. above 16oC.

Dos

Don’ts

It is advised that lawn moss killers should be applied with the hand if your area is smaller, and a spreader can also be used if the area is bigger.

Ferrous sulphate is a very famous compound that can be used to kill moss. It is advised not to use it if you are not familiar with its properties. It will badly damage the grass if used irregularly.

You must take care while distributing because chemical-based moss killers disturb the acid level of the soil if they are placed too much in one area and less on the other. Therefore, try to spread it uniformly to avoid any issues with grass. It would appear as irregular or faded in the future.

Do not use any pesticide or herbicide to kill moss from your lawn which is not approved by the agricultural authorities.

Always read the instructions carefully on the packaging of moss killers before using it, and follow the guidelines provided by the company. It is important because some killers require a good amount of water to work better after placement, some lawn moss killers can be dispersed in any season, and for using some chemically made killers you need to follow precautions.

 

 

Prevention

Once you have killed the lawn moss successfully, it’s time for prevention.

  • Aeration is one of the best options to perform in the autumn season. It will make your soil get plenty of nutrients deep down and becomes strong enough to maintain its beauty in the coming seasons. The fork can be used to aerate the smaller areas.
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