Friday, December 15

How to Control Moss From Taking Over Your Garden

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Throughout spring and autumn, moss can become a serious problem for gardeners. They usually grow in empty locations on your lawn where fertility is low and your soil is always wet. They spread through bare patches where they can continuously grow though they produce their own food.

There are a number of ways to tackle and control moss growth on your lawn. But to keep them away, you need to make sure your lawn does not support anything in the soil that would cause them to return.

Kill the moss!

If you notice any moss growing on your garden, use any treatment that can kill them off within a week. However, don’t make a mistake in tearing them off before applying the treatments because that will do more damage. The spores will spread further through your garden and that would mean extra moss growth!

After murdering them, you need to maintain your garden to a standard that does not allow these unwanted plants to grow back. Some work is required to prevent their return.

1) Grow suitable grass for your lawn!

It is likely that any grass on your lawn could contribute to the growth of moss. You need to realize that any grass is not right for your lawn due to the different environments that each one would survive in. If your grass is doing poor, this will bring in the invasion of moss. To know more about the types grasses that may be suitable for your lawn, check ‘grasses for your lawn’.

2) Dolomite Lime improves soil quality!

Dolomite Lime is a good option for improved quality of soil. This provides increased nutrients to progress your grass and allow it to grow further. Remember that moss grows in poor areas of soil. So this can help reduce moss in your garden!

3) Mowing your grass the right way!

It was mentioned that little or no grass in your garden invited moss to grow. This is why when you mow your lawn, never trim too short as this weakens the grass. Mow in regular intervals throughout the month to increase grass growth. When winter arrives, reduce your mowing activity.

4) Keeping your soil less wet!

When soil turns old, it can start hardening which soon prevents water from draining through. As a result, too much water on the surface floods the lawn and can eventually make the soil very filthy. Dig deep holes to allow surface water to pass through easily and add new enriched soil. This helps reduce hardening and improve soil drainage while your plants will love to spread their roots deep into the compost.

5) Sunshine or shady lawns!

Do you have grasses that do not enjoy too much shade? If so, you’re likely to increase your moss problems. Having plenty of sunshine can reduce wet lawns. Your garden may be full of other plants and trees which block any sunlight. Your only choice would be to cut any unwanted trees out of your garden or plant the grasses that enjoy shade.

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