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    Managing a mossy front garden

    Gardeners

    I have a mossy front garden and I’m wondering what the best way to manage this would be? Are there any products or/and techniques in particular that you would recommend?

    Asked by Lou on 23rd Oct 2021
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    C. Evans & Son

    "Chemical moss killers containing ferrous sulphate also called sulphate of iron are the most effective method of eradicating moss in lawns. Some chemical moss killers also include a fertiliser, which is useful for lawns where the grass has lost its vigour"

    Answered on 4th Nov 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    CR garden maintenance

    "Hi there, your best way would be to scarify this area and put a little bit of moss killer down, do this regularly and you will get a nice lawn moss free."

    Answered on 25th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    hawk landscaping and fencing

    "You can keep on removing the moss as you go but it will eventually become the prominent lawn.

    First, get a soil testing kit check for acidity etc. You can remove the moss, using a rake. Spray a herbicide/moss killer on the grass. This will kill weeds and moss, not the grass. If you have infertile soil it's going to be a case of renewing everything. If the soil Is fine it's time to take a look at things such as: is the grass getting sufficient sunlight? Remove anything shading the grass. Do you water your grass? If so are you giving it too much water and not allowing for natural water feeding? Once all that is determined then you should give the herbicide a week or so. Then get some lawn seeds, make sure they are of a high quality scatter it all on the lawn.

    Best time to do all of this is spring or autumn."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    Nicholls lawncare and garden sevices

    "I’d treat it with iron sulphate granules, then a week later scarify the whole lawn, if it’s very mossy you will need to go over the lawn 3-4 times probably. Takes time and the amount of moss that comes out will shock you. You need somewhere to put the moss as there will be lots.
    Then once it’s done a fine layer of topsoil, filtered only. And re grass seed it but this time of year not guaranteed that the seed will take sorry."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Budget Drives & Landscaping

    "I am guessing you don't get much sunlight in the area, is there a tree blocking light? If so a reduction could allow more sunlight, or regular pressure washing the area would minimise it, but you need regular maintenance."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Jan 2018 - report
    AJ painting & decorating

    "Hello. Best thing I can suggest is you scarify the lawn with a lawn rake there is many videos on YouTube of how to do this just simply rake away all of the moss"

    Answered on 29th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Greenworx Landscapes

    "If the moss is on grass, one way to keep it at bay is to scratch it off or remove it and overseed the grass to overpower it. Probably a bit too late for seed to take hold now but there’s no harm in still removing the moss as will overpower the grass and ruin it further."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Good Garden services

    "Yes. Sprinkle the lawn with granulated lime, and in the spring - aeration. Let me know, it will help."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Js property maintenance

    "Moss is always something that will return regardless of how many times you take it out, unless you remove it and do some kind of hard landscaping."

    Answered on 20th Oct 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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