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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Pa Snip » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:47 am

Geoff wrote:
neighbours might be a wee


I thought it was the dog (bitch)!


:lol: Westi's neighbours have always found it a convenience having her next door
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Westi » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:50 pm

Funny Guys!

They never 'P' me off for a start! Good neighbours! :wink:

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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Westi » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:14 pm

Update on this stuff.

2 sprayings of copper sulphate based on the dilution I found online. On hard or compacted surfaces it worked but not the case where there is grass. I spent a few hours the last couple of days on the kneeler scrapping it away from the lawn where there are gaps but it is wrapped around the grass roots so no way I'm going to eradicate it that way. I'm only doing this as the lawn needs mowing, but think if I do mow while there is so much algae remaining I risk spreading it, but will have to mow or will loose the hound shortly! :wink:

Decision is I will mow, then I'm going to ditch the sprayer & mix it in the watering can so make sure it really drenches around the roots of the grass where it is tangled. Hopefully this & good weather (not doing it this weekend obviously), will eradicate it. Even though the sun is shining there are some mighty slippery patches in my lawn so no way it can be left as it is or someone will take a tumble - that someone is likely to be me so more of a motive!

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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Ricard with an H » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:49 am

I have even got moss on a lawn with just a few inches of topsoil with topsoil sitting on sand but the moss grows where the lawn meets the earth bank, this of-course is the dampest part of the lawn. Another lawn is a classic damp retaining situation so has lots of moss and another lawn has no moss at all probably because it dries out quickly.

Regular applications of lawnsand is expensive though I'm now wondering if I should give it a go, I bought a drop spreader because those scatter types seemed a bad idea unless you have perfect shapes but drop type causes stripes if you can't judge where you've been on the last run. Stripes or double-dose.

Surely with the scatter type the double dose is more likely ?
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Sim209209 » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:14 am

Moss, or whatever you have in your lawn, is a sign that growing conditions for the grass are not ideal. The best way to get rid of it is to address this problem. Try feeding the lawn regularly, improving drainage, reduce shade if possible and reduce footfall.

You can scarify or rake the lawn to remove it and then scatter some seed, also try moss killer

https://simonjarvis.co.uk/2020/04/15/re ... om-a-lawn/

here is a short blog post that might be helpful
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Westi » Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:30 pm

I've bitten the bullet & getting the professionals in to fix it as have other jobs for them as well. Just sorting the social distancing aspect & their availability! Welcome to the forum! I'm sure your input will be very handy! I'll start with a question - any hints or tips when they put the new turf down to counteract the female dog wee on it, besides chasing her around with a watering can?
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby rahulmittal79 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:25 am

I really think it is more algae like. Someone suggested I did a test patch with some sort of pond clear but not sure if it would be safe for the flower beds if it accidentally went in. (I don't have a pond so no idea about these types of products). More research needed methinks! I'm not after a pristine lawn (not a chance with the critters anyway), but would like this stuff out so could re-seed & walk safely in damp weather.
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Primrose » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:29 pm

Rather sad reading back on this thread and seeing contributors who are no longer with us.

I think any lawned areas whixh has thia problem would benefit from some rather deep spiking to improve long term drainage and aeration and brushing in some lawn sand.

How did your eventual lawn treatment work out Westi? Did you implement any special dog wee precautions? I know a dog owner who always kept a hose handy to hose down the relevant area to dilute the impact but hardly seemed practical to me.
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Westi » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:49 pm

Well the new turf failed miserably Primrose. Although it did look grand for a few weeks the algae slime stuff seeped back through it despite the rotavating & hard work the garden guys did. I called them back obviously as they assured me it was that the soil was compacted. Got 1/2 my money back as the back bit was fine.

I called it quits then & used that 1/2 refund to do this! Well with a bit more as I went with the edging, but they bought the old patio bricks as matched another job they were doing an extension & path for!

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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:04 pm

A brilliant job, Westi....
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Re: Moss in Lawn!

Postby Diarmuid » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:52 pm

My word Westi, that looks rather grand.

Regarding moss, I have always used Sulphate of iron applied dry before rain is due. But wait for the moss to die before raking otherwise you will be spreading the moss spores.

Oh,and happy birthday too.

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