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Mold in yard

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by fishman644, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. fishman644

    fishman644 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Im going to be doing a tearout/resod job and there is some mold in the yard. Am i going to be able to get rid of it by just taking the sod out or wil l i have to take a few inches of topsoil off too? Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. You guys are great in here.
  2. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    3 steps:1 Round up everything in the lawn...Wait a week or two...2 run the mantis over the thatch and moss. Rake it up. 3 Put down 10 lbs of lime per k in the moss laden areas.
  3. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,570

    Roundup will not solve mold problems. Was there recent snow?
  4. Accu-cut Lawn Care

    Accu-cut Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    Roundup won't touch moss or mold...but will kill everything else out to prep for sod. Also, i thought he meant moss.
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,112

    Snow molds can be prevented by promoting air circulation and good drainage. Also by avoiding over fertilization of nitrogen in late Fall. So yes, you can remove the grass there and the mold will go with it, however the cause of the mold may not. So check your drainage in those areas and improve it if necessary.
  6. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Posts: 793

    Is the mold problem the only reason you are tearing out the sod?

    Im sure that will get rid of the problem,but is that what the client really needs?

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