Moss In Lawns

There are around 12,000 species of moss and with the UK being a particularly wet and cool part of the world for many months of the year, the battle to keep it out of our lawns is forever ongoing.

 

Moss is a flowerless plant that reproduces by spreading spores. It needs plenty of moisture to survive therefore it is encouraged by shade and poor soil drainage. Due to the cooler and wetter weather conditions it thrives during the months of October to March. Lawns that have particularly high levels of thatch are more susceptible to moss problems as the thatch traps water in the surface of your lawn.

 

Regular aeration and scarification will help control moss levels within your lawn. Alternatively, apply one to two moss controls within the year, in the autumn and winter, to contain the spread of moss.