The Q&A Archives: Eradicating Moss from Lawn

Question: I have moss growing in my lawn. It is in a sunny location. Soil testing and analysis do not reveal any problems. Any suggestions as to how I may get rid of the moss? Many thanks. Bob Platzer Naugatuck, CT

Answer: Moss like shade, shallow, acid soils. I'm curious that this location in in full sun and the soil test says everything is fine. I'd suggest applying lime to the lawn, along with a topdressing of compost (about 1-2" thick), to build up the grass and choke out the moss. You can help this process along by raking out as much moss as you can this spring, topdressing the lawn with grass seed and the compost and applying the lime. I hope this helps.

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