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Lawns : Moss

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Patchy Grass Fungus
 

Patchy Grass Fungus

I have attached some photographs of a patchy grass fungus which we have in our garden. I would appreciate any assistance you can give in identifying it and how we might eradicate it. StephenKirwan, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow Posted: 12/11/2016

The flat brown flakes are lichens and mosskiller will knock them back, and feed the lawn in spring.

  Problem with moss and lichen on lawn
 

Problem with moss and lichen on lawn

Have mossy lawn with what appears to be lichen on it (spreading quite quickly) in Co. Mayo. Can you suggest best method to get rid of it? rdoyler, Ballina, Co Mayo Posted: 25/03/2016

Moss and lichen thrive in high rainfall areas, especially on acidic soil. Apply sulphate of iron or other moss treatments which will kill both moss and lichen. Garden lime will reduce acidity and so help to reduce moss. 

 

Time to treat lawn moss

correct time of year to treat the lawm for moss 250520152, Sligo , Co Sligo Posted: 25/05/2015


Autumn or spring are usually best.
 
MO-bacter is a product used in early summer.
 
 more at:  http://www.garden.ie/howtogrow.aspx?id=334
 

 

Problem with moss on lawn

Would you recommend MO Bacters moss remover and if so do you know of a local supplier? Tom2015, Dundalk, Co Louth Posted: 19/03/2015

I have a bag of Mo Bacter ready to test when the temperature reaches 12Celsius. I believe it work s well when the temperature reaches that point. Try www.nad.ie,  the agents in Ireland.

 

Problem with lawn moss

I intend to kill lawn moss. May I leave the dead moss on the lawn to rot? Unsightly, I know, but I recall you dealing with this some tome ago Cormac, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin Posted: 29/03/2012

 

Lawn moss when killed with a mosskiller can be left in place or raked out, or ripped out with a scarifier which can be hired.

Raking or scarifiying helps but is a lot of work.

The grass should be given lawn feed to boost its growth and the moss, if left, will not be noticed.

If the grass is very thin after moss killing, and raking, lawn seed can be over-sown. 

 

Problem with moss on tarmacadm

I wonder what is the best product to put on the tarmacadam to kill moss, When is the best time to apply and do you do it when the ground is dry. felix, longford, Co Longford Posted: 17/02/2012

 

There are various products such as Mossgo and Moss buster, based on a variety of chemicals. How well they work varies and depends much on careful application following the instructions carefully.

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