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Lawn feed without weed and moss kill

Hi all hope you are all safe and well.

Simple question that's proving hard to find a simple answer too.

Got a customer with a very mossy lawn, we've  decided that feeding what grass there is is a better option than killing off the moss, its about 50% of the lawn. My plan is to try and encourage the grass to grow and compete more with the moss, also to not cut the lawns too short , always has been in the past.

Just need a fertiliser that will improve the grass without killing the moss.

Any ideas?

Thank you 

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  • PRO

    You can buy all types of fertilizer on-line if you can't see it in the shops. Usually Costco are a good sorce early in the year.

  • PRO

    Seaweed works well. Progreen do a product called maxcrop, it's worked really well at improving vigour for me.

    • PRO

      Jim, that did make laugh at first read......:0)

       

      • PRO

        Nice one Gary:) Really hilarious when I read it again. The wonders of seaweed lol.

    • PRO

      Having good results with mo bacter on a large lawn . 

      Its breaking down the moss and improving the grass .

      First time i have used it and i understand the moss will not need to be scarified , it doesn't turn the lawn black . 

      intention is to re seed any bare patches in the Autumn 

  • I use Marathon Sport. I've found it to be an excellent lawn food over the last couple of years. No weedkiller or moss killer in it. It has the added benefits of incorporating organic matter and also won't scorch the grass.

  • PRO

    mo bactor - will kill the moss without it going black, will feed the grass, and the bacteria part will then try and eat the dead moss / thatch.Getting a bit late / hot to put it down re working well. So you can still do if the customer will water in - a good soak once per week for a month should be fine.

    • PRO

      Yes watering has become the issue at the moment .  Fortunately customer is getting a new tap installed which will help , Water is just running off its so dry but very impressive the transformation in area where it was applied Early March . 

  • Thanks for the advice,  I don't think mo bactor is the answer as without moss there would hardly be any lawn left! I'll look for marathon sport. 

    I've got some seaweed stuff ( carnt remember the name at mo ) but it kills the moss too, so no good in this particular case.

    Thanks all

     

    • So you want the moss, but don't want the moss? I can understand what you mean, but really you need to get rid of the moss altogether and just have healthy grass.

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