Iron sulphate is very good at killing moss. It is widely used in moss control treatments. If you’d like to know why, read on to find out more…


moss growth - what is the best way to get rid of moss?

Moss is an incredibly fascinating plant – did you know that its history dates back over 450 million years? Unlike most other plants, moss doesn’t have roots! Instead, it has rhizoids - small hair-like structures that anchor them to the plant, rock, bark, or soil the moss is growing against.

Whilst moss is undoubtedly an interesting plant, when it’s growing in unwanted places it can be a bit of a problem. Moss retains a lot of moisture and, if left unattended, this can cause damage. More...

when does moss grow in lawns

There are a number of problems that can arise on your lawn if you don't take proper care of it. Diseases, bald patches, and discoloration to name a few. But one lawn problem that people often forget about is moss! It's green in colour and can grow underneath perfectly healthy grass, so it can be quite hard to spot lawn moss before it spreads throughout your lawn completely. Today we're going to take a closer look at lawn moss and answer the question - when does moss grow in lawns? If you'd like to learn more about this topic, just keep reading...


Dry grass during a period of drought

It may seem strange to be thinking about drought in a month that has seen heavy rain and floods, but looking after your lawn is all about preparation and planning ahead.

We cannot ignore that there has been a significant shift in our weather. We now experience extreme weather conditions throughout the year, from nights of high winds to extended periods of both dry and wet weather that shatter all previous records.

Weather has a huge impact on the health and appearance of your lawn. We all saw the effects of prolonged periods of dry weather last summer - but long periods of mild, wet weather can be problematic too, creating ideal conditions for moss and leatherjackets to take over our lawns.


blades of grass with moss growing at their root

During the winter months, your lawn is at its most vulnerable to moss. The winter weather and lack of sunlight creates damp and shady conditions; this weakens your grass, and also happens to be prime moss growing conditions.

If you suspect that you have a moss infestation on your lawn, it is best to act sooner rather than later. Moss can grow and spread very easily, particularly if your grass is weak.


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