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.

If you’ve found yourself struggling with moss, we’ve put together this handy blog to help you plot the best course of action through a moss treatment and removal plan.

How to get rid of moss

When it comes to dealing with moss, the best method of treatment can vary depending on where the moss is growing. Moss is incredibly durable and is capable of growing in all manner of unlikely places.

Moss on lawn

Lawn moss can be caused by an excess of moisture and weak grass, the perfect combination for unwanted moss growth! Moss growth on grass is a problem that becomes more common in the autumn and winter months since lawn moss flourishes in these conditions.

Not only can lawn moss ruin the overall appearance of your lawn, but it can also negatively affect the health of your lawn by suffocating it and competing for growing space, weakening your grass as a result. When it comes to lawn moss removal, there are a few different techniques you can utilise to help the situation:


The best way to remove moss is by scarifying – essentially, raking the moss off of your lawn. Lawn moss cannot simply be treated with herbicide like most weeds since, due to its fibrous nature, it will not wither away once dead. Instead, it turns into thatch, which does not decompose, and actually creates an environment conducive to lawn moss growth!

To avoid spreading moss spores, scarification should be carried out after the strategic application of moss control products. Lawn moss removal can be a tricky business, and where your lawn health is concerned, it’s always best to make sure you do it right the first time around. For this reason, we’d recommend enlisting professional lawn moss removal services from a trusted business.

Lawn & Weed Expert have over 15 years of experience in dealing with moss and other weed infestations – if you’d like to read more about the professional moss control services we offer, head on over to our website now!

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Moss on property

Moss is a durable plant that can grow in many places including gutters, walls, and on driveways/paths. One quick Google search shows you a wide range of home treatments that can be used to treat moss growth, from washing up liquid to vinegar.

We’d strongly advise against using home remedies when possible since, if applied incorrectly, can fail to deal with the moss, and may even cause further issues. Professional treatments are always the best course of action to take when dealing with unwanted moss growth!


If you have moss growing on your property and aren’t sure of the best way to take care of it, we can offer advice from our seasoned professionals! Reach out today to arrange your FREE lawn survey, in which one of our expert team members will survey your lawn and let you know their professional opinion on the best treatment plan for you.

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