Category Archives: Moss

Moss is a small non-flowering plant which grows in dense mats on lawns which are under stress.

It thrives in areas where grass struggles to grow. If your lawn is waterlogged, shaded, compacted or has a soil problem then moss will move in.

In England, it is a common lawn problem. This is not helped by our damp climate and low light levels during the winter months.

Removing it from a lawn is an ongoing battle, and can be hard work and time consuming. But it can be done in nearly all cases.

Find out more about it and how to control it on your lawn in these blog posts.

Question: How to keep moss away in Scotland?

I received this interesting question about a lawn at the opposite end of the British Isles to me. A reader asks about how to keep moss away on his lawn in the north of Scotland. Keeping moss at bay is difficult in the UK even at the best of times, but the long, dark, wet winters of Scotland make this task even more challenging. I give some tips here.