Hi, what are the best ways of getting rid of moss from our lawn? I always use your products. I have previously used sulphate crystals, but the moss still returns each year. Thanks, Clive.
Tui Moss Control for Lawns made using Sulphate of Iron is the best solution to moss in lawns. Apply 15g (approx. 1 tablespoon) per square metre of lawn, either directly or dissolved in a watering can (1L for every 15g). Water in well after application.
Tui Lawn Fertiliser also contains Sulphate of Iron so feeds lawns and control moss at the same time.
Once the moss turns black rake it out and oversow with lawn seed. The moss will keep coming back if you don’t change the reason for it growing in your lawn which can include poor drainage, heavy clay soils, shaded side of the house or trees shading the lawn.
To improve drainage aerate your lawn by spiking it to open up the soil, apply gypsum if the soil is heavy which will break down the clay and loosen the soil particles. There isn’t much you can do if the lawn is on the south side of the house, you could consider paving that area if the moss is a real problem.