Moss growing on your lawn is not only frustrating but ruins the whole look of your garden. The removal of moss can be done using a variety of techniques and products. It is important to get to the root cause of the problem to prevent it from re-occurring.
Moss can be caused by various factors, including compacted soil (soil that receives a lot of foot traffic) which causes the soil to become damp and encourages the growth of moss, poor drainage, lack of sunlight and soil with a low PH level.
The first step to get rid of unwanted moss is to rake the area affected with a lawn rake. Depending on the severity of the moss, a moss killer can be applied either before or after raking, or both.
Moss killer can either be applied by hand or using a spreader. Once the area has been raked, seed the area at least 24 hours after the moss killer has been applied with the desired grass seed and ensure that the area receives adequate water to ensure optimal growth. Moss killer should be used with caution, as it can alter the PH level of the soil and ultimately affect the growth of the grass.
Applying fertiliser to the garden can assist the grass in the repair process, prevent further moss growth and ensure that you have a lush green lawn. Ensure that the fertilised grass gets watered often to help the fertiliser seep into the soil.
“3 in 1” or “All in 1” Lawn Feed, Weed and Moss Killer formulas are easy to use. They strengthen your lawn, encourage grass growth and get rid of weeds and moss.