Managing lawn moss control within the UK can be an ongoing challenge. Moss is an opportunist plant that thrives in wet or damp conditions, enabling it to reproduce and when there is space available in the lawn for it to establish. Once established within a lawn, it can spread quickly by the distribution of millions of microscopic spores.
Lawns may suffer from a little moss, but an extensive moss issue is normally a sign of:
- Excessive shade, resulting in the grass thinning due to the plant not receiving sufficient sunlight to effectively photosynthesis and supply the nutrients required for healthy plant development.
- Poor soil fertility, creating a weak, thin grass cover, leaving space available within the lawn for the moss to colonise.
- Soil compaction, creating weak growth as a result of the grasses’ shallow root system.
- Insufficient drainage, leading to prolonged period of dampness within the lawn which are ideal for the establishment and growth of moss.
In order to resolve a lawn moss problem, it is important to not only treat the infestation but also the underlying cause.
Lawnscience has available an extensive range of treatments that can not only treat the visible signs of moss but can also improve the conditions that aid the development of the problem.
If you have problems with lawn moss control, why not take advantage of the Lawnscience lawn review service? One of our fully trained, lawn care professionals will be happy to arrange a free lawn review with you, during which they will identify the issue(s) and provide you with a fully costed solution for you to consider. To take advantage of this opportunity just contact us.