We do get calls frequently in regards to the presence of moss. We suppose there are choices: learn to love the moss, after all moss doesn’t need to be cut, trimmed, poisoned or even fertilized, hate the moss and try to rid the property of moss, or simply put sell the home and move. However, most of us want to be rid of the moss!
Trying to remove moss from the property is something like trying to catch a pound of smoke. Just where does one start? Let’s take a look at the property. Is the property low and wet, shaded, and has a pH level on the low end of 5? If the former is true then your property is a prime area for moss. Can moss be found out in the open? Yes, but it is not likely. Mosses, like most everything else, have many varieties; there are over 15,000 species in the world. Moss does not have a vascular system or traditional roots but do have rhizoids.
Enough of the minutiae on moss! What do you do to rid the property of moss? First, get a soil test professionally done. Second, address the moisture issues. Third, reduce the amount of shade and fourth, add lime to the soil to increase the pH to create a soil type conducive to grass growth.
Sounds like more trouble than it is worth. To most of us, yes it is a lot of trouble. There is a much better method available. If you have a moss issue and want help: contact us at BOG Lawn care and we will come out to your property and do a free analysis of the situation and begin you on the way to a beautiful lawn.