Tag Archives: Moss

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.

4 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

By | 22/02/2019

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 »

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 »