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How to get rid of Moss (for good)

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by l&slawncare1990, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. l&slawncare1990

    l&slawncare1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    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!
  2. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,983

    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.
  3. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    What 32 said. Some people use dawn ultra @ 4 to 8 oz per k
  4. l&slawncare1990

    l&slawncare1990 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    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!
  5. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,152

    Apply iron to kill, lime twice yearly to prevent.
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  6. Ticolawnllc

    Ticolawnllc LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wall NJ
    Messages: 411

    I hope you're going off a soil test.
  7. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Messages: 1,152

    Acidic soil is the norm around here, lime is just part of our regular maintenance programs.
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