GreenThumb Lawn Problems - Mossy Grass

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Homeowners complain more about moss on their lawn than any other lawn problem. Moss can be found in most lawns but can be problematic for those who want a thriving lawn. The presence of moss suggests underlying issues. It will compete against your grass for growing space and if you have poor lawn care, it will win.

Mossy grass may lead to an irregular colour and surface on the turf, with loose moss contributing to a spongy sensation underfoot. Though moss spreads easily and can grow on all soil types, its presence doesn’t mean a lawn is doomed, moss removal from a lawn is possible. It’s vital to have good lawn care maintenance to remain moss-free.

The primary causes of excess moss in lawns include:

Excess thatch – Our lawns naturally build up a layer of dead grass, roots, and other matter which is known as thatch. Thatch creates an environment on your lawn which moss cannot resist

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Moisture - moss thrives in wet soils with poor surface drainage, commonly caused by soil compaction.

Shade - Too much shade creates moss-loving conditions, especially  beneath trees/under debris on the lawn such as leaves. You need to allow as much sunlight to reach your grass as possible. Clean up and cut back overhanging branches, shrubs etc.

Mowing - Poor mowing will lead to moss. A scalped lawn weakens the grass plant and makes it more vulnerable to moss invasion. We recommend to never cut your lawn less than 1’’ in height.

Poor Lawn Care - Good lawn care is essential to maintaining a healthy, moss-free lawn. An unhealthy lawn will struggle to compete with moss. For your lawn to maintain optimum health, it needs regular feeding. Our nutrient and micronutrient-rich feeds encourage a much stronger-lawn which allows the grass to compete better with moss.
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    NurtraGreen Autumn/Winter Long

    Our NutraGreen ‘Autumn/Winter Long’ includes a micronutrient feed, which allows your lawn to recover while giving the lawn a long-lasting green colour, toughing the grass for the winter ahead. This treatment strengthens the grass whilst dehydrating any moss that is present in your lawn, turning it black, slowing down its growth and spread.

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    NutraGreen Spring Ready

    Our NutraGreen Spring Ready Fertiliser is designed for the unique needs of spring, providing the perfect blend of nutrients for optimal growth, what’s more is it only releases when the combination of moisture and soil temperatures are just right. Additionally depending on your lawns specific condition, we will also apply a micronutrient feed that helps manage moss.

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    Lawn Scarification

    Lawn Scarification is the mechanical reduction of surface thatch from a lawn. Thatch is a natural accumulation of organic matter that naturally forms on a lawn however, when it gets too thick it suffocates the roots of your lawn, inhibiting grass growth which weakens the lawn and encourages weeds, moss, and lawn diseases.

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    Lawn Aeration

    Lawn Aeration is the process of poking small holes in your soil so that the grass can receive water, air, and the vital nutrients it needs to grow as healthy as possible. It’s the most effective way of reducing sub-surface thatch and soil compaction in lawns. Compacted soil causes shallow roots in grass plants, stunting growth and encouraging moss.

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