Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

June, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Peat Moss Topdressing for Control of Take-All
This Web site offers excellent photos for identifying take-all symptoms and provides information on using peat moss to control this disease.

Clever Gardening Technique

Spreading Peat Moss by Hand
If you don't have access to a special spreader, you can place small piles of peat moss around the lawn and then use a soil rake to spread them around. Turn the soil rake upside down so the tines are pointing up and move it back and forth over the lawn like a shuffleboard stick to spread the small piles of peat moss as thinly as possible. You will end up using about twice as much peat moss this way as compared to a spreader, but it still works fine.


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