Most gardeners have trouble with moss on their lawns. Even though your mossy lawn might look strong and healthy, if left untreated the moss can take over.
Here’s our guide on how to remove moss from your lawn.
When to remove Moss
It’s best to remove moss during autumn and spring. During autumn, your lawn is still recovering from the heavy usage that it endured over the summer months. To help maintain the health of your lawn and to ensure it survives through the winter, removing moss at this stage will help to prevent a bigger problem in the future.
Removing moss in spring will also help to prepare the lawn for the growing season, whilst making it more resilient in preparation for the summer months.
How to Remove Moss
We recommend using the following products to remove moss from your lawn.
Aftercut Ultra Green Plus
Aftercut Ultra Green Plus is great for preventing moss in your lawn without the fear of scorching. Once the product has been watered in, the water management technology in the fertiliser releases moisture deep into the soil. As moss roots sit beneath the soil surface the water becomes unavailable and dehydrates the moss causing it to dry out. That’s why moss can easily be pulled out of the ground.
The added lawn feed helps to strengthen and encourage the grass to grow stronger and thicker and promises to achieve greener grass in just 3 days (when the pack instructions are followed). The benefit of having a stronger, thicker lawn is that it helps create a crowded environment for the moss, therefore eliminating its ability to grow.
Finally, using Aftercut Ultra Green Plus will make your lawn more durable and resistant to stress during spring and summer, and helps to withstand drought.
Westland Moss Master
The feed then provides essential nutrients to enhance lawn and root health, creating a stronger, thicker and healthier lawn. The product is safe to use around children, pets and wildlife, making it a suitable product to use on family lawns.
Westland Lawn Sand
How to Repair your Lawn once Moss has been Removed
Gro-Sure Smart Patch Repair
How to Prevent Moss from Re-appearing
Moss is caused by a combination of moisture in your lawn and poor growing conditions. Moss needs moisture to spread, so you are more likely to suffer from a moss problem in tough, shady areas or during wetter seasons like spring and autumn.
To prevent moss from appearing, follow these simple steps: