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Controlling Moss in Lawns

Grassclippings -  Treat Lawn MossIts a long time until the first day of Spring - the official date is 21st March which is the Vernal Equinox but there are a few worthwhile jobs you could be doing on your lawn in the meantime.

It is far too early to scarify the lawn (try telling some of the lawn treatment companies) and this mechanical task should not commence until there is a bit more grass growth activity.  The grass is growing currently but very very slowly.  The lawn should be able to naturally regenerate and recover after scarification and maybe with a bit of over seeding too.

You could get out in the garden and treat any moss in the lawn now so long as the ground is not frosty.  Soluble Iron is a constituent of Lawn Sand and the mineral element responsible for turning the moss black.  Lawn Sand also contains Sulphate of Ammonia and Kiln Dried Sand to make application to the lawn easier. 

The thing about Lawn Sand is why bother with the application of all that sand when you can purchase straight Soluble Iron and apply it as a blanket spray (all over the lawn) with a garden sprayer?    The Soluble Iron will quickly green up the grass to a deep green colour and also turn the moss black and kill it.  Moss plants will grow very easily so frequent applications (every 6-8 weeks) of Soluble Iron will assist in the eradication of moss that will naturally take up residence in a winterised lawn during the late autumn through to the spring when even a great lawn will naturally thin a little.  Once the grass gets growing in the spring, a good healthy lawn containing desirable turf grasses should be able to turn the tide on the moss and smother it out.  Easier if it has been held at bay with Soluble Iron.


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