Moss Control

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Steve S, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    I have moss growing in our front yard and wonder if I should have it thatched or can I purchase something that I can sprinkle on the lawn to kill it?
  2. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
  3. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    I believe moss likes acid. Try some lime to sweeten things up a bit.
  4. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Inactive

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    Whatever you do, don't roll a stone over it.
  5. EBodious


    Aug 2, 2006
    i like moss. you sure you want to kill it?
  6. Lime you say?

    I've seen small patches of moss and mushrooms too. It's been awhile since I used lime.
  7. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Be Careful:

  8. Steve S

    Steve S

    Jul 26, 2000
    Why do you like it?
  9. Let me know if you have any luck, the soil and mosture of the garden at my parents house has made it more moss than grass in the green areas!
  10. NML1986

    NML1986 Guest

    Feb 25, 2012
    Lincoln UK
    Sounds like mine. It's a b**ch to cut when it's had no sun on it.
  11. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    I have a couple of moss covered areas. I like them a lot - no mowing needed for moss. It's not good at preventing weeds though and it can be a pain to weed it. I've heard that a diluted solution of buttermilk will make the moss stronger, but I haven't tried it. The sunny areas of my yard are zoysia which does choke out most weeds. If I could get all the shady spots to be moss - that would be great.
  12. Yes there are products that work to control/eliminate moss from lawns. I cannot remember any specific names of the products though. But I have used them before, and they were effective. A google search should come up with something.

    On another angle... keep your lawn healthy by fertilizing and applying a good quality weed killer on a regular basis. Weeds and other turf pests tend to take hold in unhealthy turf.
  13. Epidrake

    Epidrake Guest

    May 24, 2011
    You've got that right. My lawn is a catastrophe this year because I didn't treat for weeds last year. I have more chickweed than grass. Good luck with your moss.
  14. I use Killex, for weed control on my lawn, and putting green. (Does not harm bentgrass)
    It is very effective, and I highly recommend it.
    For fertilizer I use Scott's Golfgreen product. It's also a very good quality product.

    * putting green is Penncross Creeping Bentgrass, overseeded with Penncross A4.... and the rest of the lawn is Kentucky Bluegrass for all you turf nerds. :p