Mossy-type weed on lawn

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Isabelle Fallon asked 14 years ago

Our lawns, front and back, are being invaded by this mossy-type weed (see pictures in My Garden). The weed also grows in our borders but there it’s easier to control. Can you please let us know what it is and how we can eradicate it from our lawns? Thank you! Links:

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The weed is baby’s tears or helxine. It is typicallya problem in shaded lawns that have been cut quite tight and not fed with lawn fertilizer.

Reduce shade if you can. Apply lawn sand or sulphate of iron aas for moss control. Feed the grass at least twice each year in spring and summer and mow less tightly. You will not clear it completely but you will have more grass.