Moss is a common problem in lawns especially following a dark and wet winter, particularly when little maintenance has been undertaken. As part of our treatment plans we include a moss removal treatment, where we spray the lawn with liquid iron which turns the moss black almost instantly and gradually works its way down into the roots.
What is moss?
Mosses are primitive non-flowering plants that have no root structure and rely on a sufficient moisture environment being present in order for them to survive. Mosses grow slowly and are tolerant of shade and close mowing. Moss will attack your grass when it is under stress – such as sitting under water, or when there are bare soil patches in the lawn.
What causes moss?
Moss growth in lawns is caused by environmental conditions, rather than due to poor turf. The main causes of moss include: