Although moss is not capable of seriously harming lawn grasses, and the harm from it is mainly aesthetic, few owners intend to put up with not so picturesque bald spots.

A selection of effective ways

kill moss in the following ways

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You can completely solve the problem of how to remove moss from the lawn, knowing the reason for its growth; while no one forbids combining several methods. It is easiest to assume that, since moss has chosen this territory, the soil has become acidic. You can check the assumption in several ways: using a soil acid meter (electronic tester) or a ready-made test kit; ordinary litmus paper will also help.

If the test result confirms excess acidity, liming should be performed. You can shift an acid reaction to an alkaline reaction to kill moss in the following ways:

  • Use a mixture of slaked lime and sand, spreading it over the lawn in a thin layer. Liming is carried out 2-3 times, choosing a dry autumn or winter day. It will not be superfluous to feed with organic matter (for example, compost).
  • Ready lime can be replaced with ground chalk, wood ash or dolomite flour. So you will achieve a more favorable soil reaction, saturate it with useful micronutrients.
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If none of the methods help to remove the moss in the UK garden, it may be due to poor selection of lawn grass. The fact is that monocultural lawns are quite picky about the temperature and humidity conditions and the quality of the soil. Therefore, it makes sense to change the sort of grass.