Serious lawn problems - Knowledgebase Question

Tacoma, Wa
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Question by t_c5
June 4, 2010
I have read the other comments about moss & mushrooms, but the solutions given are mainly for fall, so that the lawn is healthier come spring. My lawn has serious issues with moss & mushrooms. I would like it to look better for this Summer. Is there anything I can do now, in June, for those problems?

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010
If you've read the other comments you know that compacted soils, too much thatch, acidic soils, too much shade, etc. are causes for moss and mushrooms in the yard. Right now you can rake to remove the moss and mushrooms, spread a little compost over the top and reseed. Your lawn will thicken up within 2-3 weeks. This fall you can aerate and apply lime to help sweeten the soil. This will take care of the excess acidity and the compaction. If necessary, limb up trees to allow more sunlight to enter the lawn area.

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