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Moss Has Taken Over My Lawn

Posted by Brian Gerber on Apr 7, 2020 3:25:29 PM

Have a moss problem in your yard? Our Lime & Aeration Services can help. 

Moss can be problematic to your turf because it will compete against grass for growing room. 

The best way to get rid of moss is to eliminate the soil environments that it thrives in. 

We will go over why you might have moss and how to get rid of it. Whether it's a temporary problem, a seasonal turf issue or something that is an issue year in and year out, we will help you get to the bottom of your moss problem. 

12,000 species of moss

To Sum It Up:

To reduce the opportunity for moss to grow in your yard, reducing wetness, increasing soil pH, and minimizing shade are very critical. Services such as Core Aeration and Lime Applications will go a long way to help prevent moss from growing.

What is Moss?

Mosses belong to the bryophyta division - a class of plants which don't yield flowers. There are more than 12,000 species of mosses and they usually thrive in shady, damp and acidic soil solutions. 

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What are the best ways to get rid of moss?

how to get rid of moss in your lawn


  • Eliminate shady areas and open up your lawn to more sunlight to help reduce moss. Prune or trim overhanging tree branches where needed. 
  • Shaded areas tend to have a low soil pH (acidic).
  • Grow a shade tolerant grass blend - moss is opportunistic and will grow in bare areas of your lawn. 

Moss and Soil pH:

  • Moss thrives in acidic (low pH) soil where grass might not necessarily thrive. Apply Lime Applications to your lawn to raise soil pH. 

Improve Drainage with Core Aeration:

  • Standing water creates a perfectly moist home for moss. 
  • Maximize air circulation in your lawn with Core Aeration.  This will drain the thatch layer which collects moisture. 

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Now that you know the main three causes of moss, you are ready to have a beautiful green lawn without having to worry about moss taking over areas of your yard!

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