Moss Control

What is moss?

Mosses are small green plants which survive on moisture. They don’t have roots like grasses do, instead, they have something similar called rhizoids, which act as an anchoring system to support the moss. They thrive off of moisture and uptake the water through the top of the plant. Mosses are flowerless so they spread and reproduce through their spores. They require less sunlight than most plants, explaining why you find moss in north facing lawns or on the north facing sides of trees.  

Why do I have moss in my lawn?

Moss is present in lawns if the conditions of the environment are in favour of moss.

 

These conditions include;

  • Poor or inadequate fertilising

  • Compact soil

  • Poor drainage

  • Very damp or wet growing conditions

  • Acidic soils

  • Excessive thatch

  • Shaded areas in lawns

  • Not mowing often enough or mowing grass too low.

I want to remove the moss from my lawn, what is the process?

The first step is to treat your current moss with our high performance moss killer, then 3 - 4 weeks later remove the dead moss by scarifying your lawn. We then address the conditions which are encouraging moss, to stop it from reoccurring in the future:

  • Poor or inadequate fertilising                        

  • Compact soil

  • Poor drainage

  • Very damp growing conditions

  • Excessive thatch

  • Shaded areas in lawns

My lawn has so much moss, I'm worried I will have no grass left after any sort of treatment?

If your lawn is mainly dominated by moss then we will overseed and top dress the worst areas and new grass will appear within 3 weeks.

 

To receive a quote simply contact us with your details and the size of your lawn, we will reply within 4 hours. 

 

07793 486 418

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