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What causes lawn moss?

Lawn moss is usually caused by a combination of excessive moisture in your lawn and weak grass, and as such, it usually becomes a problem in the autumn and winter months. If you’ve found yourself with a moss infestation on your lawn, you must identify why it is growing and tackle that underlying cause in order to prevent the moss from returning. Most moss killers sold in shops are totally unable to do this, so it’s far better to rely on Lawn & Weed Expert’s specialist moss treatment service.

Lawn moss control

Moss is probably the single biggest problem for lawns in the UK, but the good news is that moss is easy to kill! Especially with the highly effective iron sulphate moss treatment we use, designed to target lawn moss whilst leaving your grass healthy and strong.

To book your lawn moss treatment, give Lawn & Weed Expert a call on 0800 111 4958. Our moss control service is available in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and most other locations across South Wales.

Removing moss from your lawn

Dead moss is fibrous, and unlike dead weeds (which are mostly made up of water), it will not just wither and shrivel away following moss treatment. Instead, it turns into thatch – which does not decompose.

Dead moss must be raked and removed from the lawn, and heavy moss may require scarifying or verti-cutting. If dead moss is allowed to stay on the lawn and turn to thatch, it will stop moisture from reaching the grass roots where it is needed. Thatch also creates damp conditions that are ideal for allowing more moss to develop.

Lawns should not be raked / scarified without applying moss control first. You can end up simply spreading the moss spores and making things worse. Be sure to call in a moss control expert to take care of your dead moss for you.

Preventing lawn moss

Keeping your lawn dry and your grass strong is a great way to prevent moss from being able to grow – our seasonal treatments, particularly our autumn lawn treatment and winter lawn treatment, can strengthen your lawn and help defend against lawn moss.
Our moss control treatment services are available in most parts of South Wales, including:

If you neglect your lawn for even a short time, moss can quickly move in and colonise large areas, pushing out the grass. Incorrect application of lawn moss control products can result in scorching and create bare patches, so why take the risk? Contact Lawn & Weed Expert today for expert moss treatment advice.

Moss Control FAQs

  • What causes lawn moss?

  • Is moss bad for your lawn?

  • When should I book a lawn moss treatment?

  • What’s the best way to control lawn moss?