What is Moss?
Moss is a non flowering species of plant. It thrives in areas of shade and in a still atmoshphere. You might have heard of the phrase “a rolling stone gathers no moss”. This phrase is borne from the fact that moss prefers a still and stagnant environment.
Where does it come from?
Moss redproduces through spores. Spores are like tiny seeds. Domestic lawns often have a layer of thatch. Thatch is a perefect environment for these spores to grow and for the plant to flourish.
Why is moss a problem?
Just like weeds, moss can be very unsightly in a lawn. Moss grows mostly in the colder months during autumn and winter. During this time, the grass plants are weak. This gives moss the opportunity to grow vigorously and crowd out the grass plants.
By the time the weather warms up again in the spring,moss can have already taken over an entire lawn, leaving only a small number of grass plants visible. As temperatures increase and the weather turns dry, the moss will dry out. Unfortunately, this only creates a perfect layer of thatch for next years moss to grow in to.
How does Green Man control moss?
There are several methods available to control moss. A short term fix is to control the moss that is present in the lawn. In each of our autumn and winter treatments, we apply a moss control. However, this really is a short term fix. The best method is to reduce the home of moss, thatch. This can be achieved by carrying our Green Man Booster Treatments. The most common being scarification and aeration.
Can Green Man Lawn Care rid my lawn of moss completely?
Moss is one the UK’s biggest lawn problems, and controlling it can be quite difficult. Just like any physical lawn problems, it is more of a case of managing and controlling it, rather than aiming to completely eradicate it. It