Moss is extremely common in most UK lawns. Some lawns suffer with moss more than others. Moss grows most in the spring and autumn seasons.
Moss thrives in the following conditions:
- Waterlogged lawns
- Lawns cut too closely
Remedies for moss:
There are different types of mosses:
Upright – usually grows in dry, acid soil.
Trailing – usually grows in shady areas or poorly drained lawns.
Cushion – a symptom of mowing your lawn too closely.
It is unrealistic to think that you can totally eradicate all moss in a lawn. However, having the full LawnHopper® treatment programme can significantly help reduce the amount of moss in your lawn.
- Core Aeration – helps with surface drainage and waterlogged lawns.
- Machine Scarification – helps mechanically remove surface thatch; a thick fibrous layer that helps moss to grow.
- Don’t cut your lawn too short.
- If practical, cut back any overhanging branches or hedges; reduction of shade can help lessen the appearance of moss.