Weed and moss growth

QuestionsWeed and moss growth
Michael Piercy Staff asked 2 years ago

I have attached two pictures with this post. The one on the right is of the weed that covers our front garden – it looks like a very light and soft moss to me and seems to be very much covering the surface and spreading fast.The other picture on the left, is of the weed covering the back garden. And now that winter is over I have noticed there’s a lot less grass and a lot more of these patchy areas. The soil is very damp and trodden hard so there’s not much drainage/air getting in. We have two dogs in our back garden so I imagine that’s where the hard soil came from.Any tips on what I should do first? Would spreading grass seed be advised? I assume I should do something to tackle the weed first.

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Gerry Daly

The moss would not survive trampling by dogs, which is why no moss in the back, but the weed buttercups have survived. 

You can apply lawn mosskiller now in the front.

The back garden will stay bare or get worse as long as the dogs have the run of it. Perhaps a dedicated dog run?

Buttercups can be killed by lawn weed killer in May, but there might not be much lawn left. 

It is very diifficult for new grass seed to grow while being constantly walked on. 

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