Problem with Moss in a Carpet Spreader Bed

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seamus fleming asked 5 years ago
I have moss trouble on a bed with carpet spreaders – I just cannot keep the moss down. The spreaders are – Cotoneaster Queen Carpet. Potentilla, Genista Lemon spreader, Lonicera pileata I notice that you advise for lawns – ”To control moss, you need to apply sulphate of iron or lawn sand, between October and April and also apply lawn fertiliser in March and June.” I constantly find myself weeding the moss from between the branches – it is smothering the spreaders . Can I apply the same medicine to my carpet cover bed ? Thanks and appreciate the help.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Moss is not a competing weed for these shrubs and they will outgrow and shade out the moss eventually. Apply some general or tree and shrub fertilser to the shrubs to boost growth.