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Moss problem?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Lawnman06, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Lawnman06

    Lawnman06 LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 3

    i have a decent size area of backyard that is just about moss covered.
    would i be better off just trying to tear it all up and start over or
    apply a moss killer, power rake the area once dead and then reseed?
  2. 1turfguy

    1turfguy LawnSite Member
    from ma
    Posts: 31

    start from scratch,remove moss,power rake,prune trees you have too much shade, correct any water problems,seed with all fescue(not tall) areate over seed in fall with fescue/rye LIME IN SPRING AND FALL
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,202

    Shade is usually the problem. Plant with a ground cover such as : myrtle, pachysandra, lamium, ivy, euonymous, stonecrop, ferns, hosta, coral bells, columbine, ajuga, rhododendron.
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Shade is one problem, but acidic soil will also be an issue. Have a soil test done and add lime and other amendments as specified. A soil test is inexpensive and it will give you real information rather than guessing.


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