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Lawn care

Postby Monika » Mon Mar 22, 2021 8:27 pm

I know this is not a kitchen garden question, but here it goes: one of our sons is groundsman on a big estate and has been asked to get rid of the moss on a 2 acre lawn. He doesn't want to use selective moss killer, if possible, but is thinking of using lawn sand. His mechanised roller has deep spikes, so would provide good holes. Any tips, please?
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Re: Lawn care

Postby Kayburton » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:09 am

Moss grows where it is humid. Sand, on the contrary, retains moisture and it is not a fact that it will help in the fight against moss. I would consider draining the area where the moss grows, otherwise it will reappear over and over again.
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Re: Lawn care

Postby nemo » Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:23 pm

Sulphate of iron works good turns moss black but it turns grass nice and green without making it grow too much
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Re: Lawn care

Postby Primrose » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:39 pm

Sounds like whatever he does, maybe a trial area on a small patch first might be a good way of avoiding a bigger mistake that will need to be rectified again later?
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