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: Scarifier advice?

By | 19/03/2018

I received this question many times from an eager reader in March 2018 about a scarifier. She writes: I have a lawn approximately the size of a bowling green. It is not well looked after and has loads of moss. Please could you advise me on a scarifier. I’d prefer something that you don’t have to push, and… Read More »

Question: Easy way to control moss and dog lichen?

By | 13/02/2018

I received this question in January 2018 from an older reader. She asked about easy ways to keep her lawn free of moss and dog lichen. Hi Kris, I have a lawn covered in moss and dog lichen. For years I have kept the moss under control. Now not so young and fit it is out of control.… Read More »