moss and scarifying lawns

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Lorraine Keely asked 14 years ago

I have read your answer how to get rid of moss, but I have more questions. My garden had lots of trees around it but they have been cut down, so now i need to deal with the ever growing problem of moss:

1. Do i need to areate or scarify the lawn beforehand?

2. Is it a good time to scarify the lawn now or have i left it just that bit late?

Thanks for the advice,


1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Removing shade helps to reduce moss because it promotes better grass growth and the grass competes better.

Scarifying and aeration or spiking help but are not essential for moss contro … again they benefit grass growth.

Use sulphate of iron to kill the existing moss and apply lawn fertilizer to boost grass growth.