Does Ironite help in killing moss

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by griffy77, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. griffy77

    griffy77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I have learned that a lawn covered in moss is usually a sign of acidic soil. I try to correct the pH by dumping tons of lime on a lawn. I have heard the an increase in iron will help in eliminating moss cover.

    Has anyone else heard of this or even tried it and what was your results?

    Can adding Ironite to your lime help eliminate moss and promote greener grass?
  2. GreenUtah

    GreenUtah LawnSite Senior Member
    from SLC, UT
    Messages: 866

    iron has been used to control moss in the nursery industry for years.

    SOONER GREEN LawnSite Member
    Messages: 77

    Moss and alge can form on compacted soil.Aerate the heck out of it. It may be over watered too. Aeration will help the water percolate deeper in the root zone.
  4. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Also important to note that Iron is more available to the turf in acidic soils, so your response will be greater.

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