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Moss growing in some spots of the yard

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by 30ftup, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. 30ftup

    30ftup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    A customer who wants me to maintain his yard has a few areas that stay a little damp and don't get much sun. They have some growing in these areas. Any suggestions on the best way to eliminate the moss.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. Joey bag a' donuts

    Joey bag a' donuts LawnSite Member
    Messages: 146

    www.weedalert.com/weed_pages/wa_moss.htm

    Heres some info.

    or also two items you can try. Dawn Ultra dish soap at 2-3ounces per gallon of water or an iron sulphate at 6 ounces per gallon of water.
     
  3. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    If you can open up the tree canopy overhead (if applicable) and let some more sunlight in.

    Make sure there is better drainage in the area...i.e. if there is a downspout that dumps to the area try and reroute it.
     
  4. 30ftup

    30ftup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    Thanks for your assistance.
     
  5. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,706

    u could use lime to get rid of it.
     
  6. oslo

    oslo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Lime is a good choice and it is very inexpenvive. Not a quick fix but will help over time. Can't be a one time thing either, have to maintain the pH balance.
     
  7. Frontstreetlawns

    Frontstreetlawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 168

    over here you need to kill it with moss out or something like that and then thatch it
     
  8. jcthorne

    jcthorne LawnSite Member
    Messages: 208

    Aeration of the soil will fix your problem
     
  9. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    isn't moss out basically glorifed lime?
     
  10. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    If you want to kill moss fast, use bleach.

    No, I am not joking.
     

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