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Lawn moss control - Is moss taking over your lawn?

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Lawn moss control - Is moss taking over your lawn?

This winter in Cornwall and all across the UK it has been quite mild and very wet.  Also if your lawn is shaded and the soil is quite compacted resulting in poor drainage then these areas are likely to have moss in them. These conditions are ideal conditions for moss.  There are around 30 species of moss that you might find in your lawn and they are mostly treated in the same way. 
February is an ideal time to start a moss treatment schedule if possible because as soon as it is spring the moss will start releasing spores continuing its life cycle.

 A moss treatment is to be applied to your lawn and left for at least 2 weeks prior to any manual work being carried out. You will notice the moss turning black as it dies off.  Just like process for removing thatch from your lawn the most effective way is with a scarifier. It uses a series of revolving vertical knives that cut and pull 
b2ap3_thumbnail_Scarifying-Lawn.jpgthrough the moss and brings it to the surface of the lawn. The debris is then raked away for disposal. 
Due to the damp conditions we have in the UK one moss treatment will never cure the problem and subsequent treatments will be required to help keep the moss levels down.

At Grasshopper Garden Services we can tailor a moss and lawn care program for your lawn.  We use combinations of a wide variety of lawn fertilizers, moss and weed treatments which are applied with specially calibrated equipment to give the maximum effect.  Lawn treatments start from £15.  Please give us a call or request a call back from our website.

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