We get numerous calls each year from our North Texas clients wanting to know what to do if they find moss in their yards. Moss, though relatively harmless, can be a nuisance to an otherwise well-manicured landscape. In this article, Lawn Connections looks at how to get rid of moss in your lawn.
What is Moss?
Moss is a fairly uncomplicated plant, lacking the leaves, stems, and other parts we typically associate with plants. Moss in a lawn doesn’t kill the grass, but certain conditions that encourage its growth can hinder the grown of grass or even choke it out. Moss is a symptom of an environment that isn’t conducive to grass growth. Simply removing moss is only a temporary solution. Improving the overall conditions of your lawn so they favor the growth of grass is a more effective method.
Why Does it Show Up?
There are a wide variety of reasons that moss could be growing in your lawn.
- Soil that’s not the right condition for growing grass
- Poor soil conditions
- Too much or too little water
- Too much shade
- Even too much foot traffic
If one of these criteria is the possible source of your moss growth, then we have a better idea of how to proceed in order to rid your North Texas lawn of moss.
How Do I Get Rid of It?
You can try to remove much of the moss on your own by removing existing moss with a rake or with a dethatching blade you install on a mower. After you’ve loosened the moss, you’ll be able to remove it from the lawn. that won’t remove all traces, but it will be a huge initial improvement.
Consider calling the professionals at Lawn Connections. We have years of experience dealing with moss and we’ll be happy to help. (817) 769-6950