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Lawn Moss

I have a few clients that now have a lot of lawn moss - if you think it's wet in the UK you should try the West of Ireland !  The problem is that none of them would want the nuclear option of Ferrous sulfate, scarifier, full reseed etc.

Does anyone know of a gentler option ?  Do any of these alternative moss treatments word - like MoBacter ?  

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    We've used Mobactor with varying results - needs wet warm weather after application, so I guess you'll be fine for wet! Has worked well in many cases, but not so well in others, so it then becomes an expensive fertiliser. Be sure to use at the correct rate ie 100g/sqm. April is a good time to apply in the South East of England; I would think you're fairly similar in Ireland.

    Realistically, you'll need a couple of seasons of it to get good results, and use appropriate Autumn products as well. Don't oversell it or set high expectations.

    Jewel weed and moss control used to work well - not available in the UK anymore, not sure about Ireland.

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      As above varied results with mobacter but mostly noticable improvement especially on smaller lawns . 

      Certain lawns i would not use it on owing to the expense i would advise them to get a lawn keeper involved . 

      A lawn where i used mobacter last spring and a large lawn the results were very impressive but couldn't get back to do an Autumn application due to change of property ownership , However got invited back two weeks ago , The new owners had noted how good the lawn looked when they came to view the property but unfortunately its now got moss again so have just got more mobacter to repeat last years success but its too cold here at the moment to treat . 

      Also got a couple of other lawns to try it on when it warms up a bit . 

      i am also looking at a droughtsafe lawn fertilizer to use in the summer nutrilong V90 to help the lawns . 

      I dont really specialise in lawns at all its at the request of those clients plus a bit of research on organic solutions .

      My first choice is always to suggest someone who looks after lawns all the time if the moss is really bad as it seems more cost effective .

      • These are only very small lawns.  I do so little grass cutting that an Aldi battery mower is sufficient :)

  • Could you use lawn sand? I know it is still ferrous sulfate but it somehow feels like a gentler option.

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