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l&slawncare1990
03-15-2012, 10:23 AM
Hey guys hows it going. I have a client that has a lawn full of moss and she wants me to get rid of it. I know moss occurs mainly when sunlight is poor and or drainage is poor. What can I do to get rid of her moss for good! and the right way!

32vld
03-15-2012, 11:32 AM
Drainage. Can be poor due to poor grading. Example lawn lower then road.

Also compacted soil needs aerating.

Trees and shrubs will need pruning to let in more light.

Soil PH test add lime as needed.

Put down moss kill product. Active ingredient is iron. One application this year will kill a lot of it. Will need second application start of next year.

Iron helps the lawn look greener. Though if you only plan on using iron the problem will remain because you have not corrected the problems.

gunsnroses
03-15-2012, 12:34 PM
What 32 said. Some people use dawn ultra @ 4 to 8 oz per k

l&slawncare1990
03-15-2012, 03:54 PM
Thanks guys. I know aerating could help resolve some drainage issues. I should get a pic and post of what it looks like. But what would be the absolute best way to rid the area completely of moss not just treating it over and over again!

headz77
03-15-2012, 04:21 PM
Apply iron to kill, lime twice yearly to prevent.
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Ticolawnllc
03-15-2012, 07:36 PM
Apply iron to kill, lime twice yearly to prevent.
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I hope you're going off a soil test.

headz77
03-15-2012, 10:06 PM
Acidic soil is the norm around here, lime is just part of our regular maintenance programs.
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