Repair Your Mossy Lawn

Lawn moss loves to grow in damp, boggy conditions, usually in the spaces between your existing grass. Its natural green colouring means it often sneaks up on you, hiding in the natural colour palette of your lawn.

What causes moss?

Shady, damp conditions are the perfect climate for moss, so we get a lot of it here in the UK. Severe or chronic moss in your lawn is generally a sign of problems beneath the soil; if your lawn has a dense layer of thatch, poor grass coverage or compacted soil, this will create the damp, boggy environment that moss spores thrive in.

The risks of a mossy lawn

Moss retains rainwater and reduces airflow to the soil, which can lead to increased risk of lawn diseases like fusarium and red thread. What’s more, if your lawn is full of moss, there’s usually a bigger problem with your lawn’s health that can get out of hand if you don’t address it promptly.

How we control moss

We can control moss by applying one of our treatments and then using specialist equipment and treatments not available to the general public. Our targeted moss control treatments are specially formulated to fight off the existing infestation of moss without harming grass, pets or humans. After the moss control has had a chance to work, we scarify and/or aerate the lawn, shredding out the dead moss and thatch, making it harder for the moss to return. We may need to re-turf or seed some heavily damaged parts of your lawn, depending on the severity of the moss problem.

Long term moss control

It’s impossible to completely stop moss from returning to your garden after treatment. Moss spores exist in the air all around us, just waiting to settle on the perfect patch of damp soil and start growing. You will probably need yearly scarification treatments, but we will always assess the lawn's condition first. To stay on top of your moss you will also need one or more annual moss treatments.

Book a moss control treatment

Our moss control treatments can be applied year-round, but they work best when it’s not too cold or dry. Get in touch with your local Lawnkeeper technician and we’ll book you an appointment.

 

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