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Moss is a collection of small flowerless plants that typically grow in dense green clumps or in mats. They most commonly grow on lawns in damp or shady locations.

Moss in lawns

The individual moss plants are composed of simple leaves that are generally only one cell thick. They are attached to a stem and only have a limited role in conducting water and nutrients.

A mossy lawn is often a result of a problem with the grass. It will constantly compete with grass for space. Improve the growing conditions for grass and the moss will lose the battle. A struggling lawn will become very mossy.

Have a look through my articles on how to fix a mossy lawn.

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.

4 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the new growing season. Your lawn has a tough time during the winter and will be keen to produce new leaves as soon as the weather warms. So what is the best way to take advantage of the new spring season? After my top tips… Read More »