The Q&A Archives: Should I lime to get rid of moss?

Question: Is moss usually a sign of an acidic soil? If I lime, at what rate? Gramular vs. pulverized?
Thanks much!

Answer: The pelletized lime is cleaner to apply but the powder gives a more even coverage and is less expensive; which to use is a matter of personal preference. There are other reasons why a lawn may be mossy, besides a pH problem. Excess shade precluding grass growth, overall lack of fertility, poor drainage, excess compaction and so on can all contribute to moss growth in a lawn.

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