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Mold in yard

fishman644

LawnSite Member
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.
 

Accu-cut Lawn Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Chattanooga, TN
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.
 

Accu-cut Lawn Care

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Chattanooga, TN
Roundup will not solve mold problems. Was there recent snow?
Roundup won't touch moss or mold...but will kill everything else out to prep for sod. Also, i thought he meant moss.
 

sheshovel

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 7 CA
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.
 

Coffeecraver

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
VA.
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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