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Is Moss a Bad Thing? A Few Tips on Moss Removal and Lawn Care

Lawn moss is a blessing or a pain, depending on your point of view. Though moss is considered to be a weed, it does fill in blank areas with a green carpet that complements, but will not entirely take over like other weeds.

Moss does not absorb nutrients through the roots, so while moss can grow on trees, it never leaches nutrients or harms the tree. Some gardeners, especially in Japan, cultivate mosses for the calm and stillness it adds to a garden. However, you can also get moss removal services in Vancouver online.

Still, some people hate to see their lawn investment encroached upon by moss. Though very unlikely, they fear the moss will take over entirely, or deem it to be unsightly. 

Ridding yourself of moss can be a painstaking process. Moss thrives in areas with high moisture content or where the sun rarely or never reaches. Here are a few things you can do to prevent moss. Make sure that you:

  • Do not overwater your lawn.

  • Stick to a fertilizing regime.

  • Provide adequate drainage for freestanding water.

  • Do not mow too low.

  • Break up soil where it is compacted or is full of dead grass.

  • Trim branches to expose the moss to the sun.

If moss comes around you can kill it with a product like Moss-Out or a fertilizer containing ferrous sulfate or ferrous ammonium sulfate. Scotts Turf Builder with Moss Control 22-2-2 contains the latter.