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Moss, acid soil

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RigglePLC, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,071

    Using a simple pH meter (from Rapidtest) I checked several areas of moss to see if moss caused, or if moss was the result of acid soil. There was no evidence of acid soil in the moss covered areas.


    CHARLES CUE LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,265

    Well Riggle did you check the spot that had grass growing in them

    My understanding is the reason moss grows there is because grass or other ground cover wont

    There is some thing missing in the soil if weeds don't grow there some things wrong

    Charles Cue
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,071

    Yes, I checked nearby soil--no difference in pH: both were at ph 6.7. This was at the grounds of an old school that had been converted to a public library. Partially shaded area. North side of a 3 story brick building.
    I know the needle is hard to see--I had difficulty getting the photo to show the needle.

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