How effective is this product in controlling moss when used as a slow release fert..?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Exact Rototilling, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Exact Rototilling

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  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't think fertilizer is really that important in moss growing... I believe the big 3 are:
    1) Shade, 2) compacted soil or stone, & 3) excessive water...
     
  3. Exact Rototilling

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    Yet another up sell for aeration and the Gospel of proper mowing hieghts for cool season turf. :)

    From what I've read thus far this fert with sulfur and iron can help to.aid moss due to Ph factor....?
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  4. RigglePLC

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    Ferrous sulfate and other varied forms of iron do kill some moss. I used ferrous sulfate yesterday on my shady back yard. I used Bonide 15 percent ferrous sulfate. Added to 2 gals water in a hand sprayer--applied to about 1000 sqft. Most of the moss turned dark brown. Not sure if its dead--but looks like it is dead. However--if last year is any indication--the moss comes back in a few months.
     
  5. Hineline

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    What is the price of this product?
     
  6. Exact Rototilling

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    $29.50
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  7. RigglePLC

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    I think I paid about $10 for the ferrous sulfate iron supplement product--about 2 pounds.
     
  8. JFGauvreau

    JFGauvreau LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can't you just let the lawn get more sunlight, and possible aerate to reduce compaction, would that help a bit in controlling moss in a "organic" way if you want?
     

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