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Treating moss along edges of paving

Hi all, I have to treat some moss in a (new build) lawn I have taken on that is in a bad state, and I'm trying to get it through winter without it degrading too much.

The worst moss in the lawn is right at the edges against the paving, and I am just wondering what the best way to protect the paving would be, and if anyone has any good tips?

I was planning to just put some tarp down on the paving to catch any spray that misses or something like that. Any better advice?

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  • PRO
    Granular iron on a dry day so you can brush it off the path?
    • PRO

      Hmm, that could be a better idea for just doing the edges. I could spray the rest.

  • PRO

    You could spray an iron treatment and use an old sheet of 2'x4' ply for protection - needs another pair of hands. New build lawns often need a good deep aeration also.

  • PRO

    I'm hollow tining a few new builds this side of Christmas and fracture tining after. The places that produce moss for fun need the mechanical work. Can spray as much as we like but its the more short term approach.

    Love the Bannerman Andy. Some tyre inflating and tightening up at the weekend. Plan on getting it onto a kids football pitch Friday night before more rain to limit some wet fixture damage. Is changing out there! 

  • PRO

    Thanks guys, I will be fracture tining the lawn in the spring as part of a renovation. The rest of the lawn isn't too bad, but the edges are all like the image above, so I am assuming that the edges where the lawn meets the paving is going to be a pain to keep moss free. I suppose the topsoil was quite thin around the edges.

    I think I'll just cover the edges of the paving and be really careful with the sprayer.

    • PRO Supplier

      One other left field option is MossOff: HERE

      Spray it around the edges, kills the moss but won't stain the paving. May be quicker and safer?

      Mossoff Lawn Care | Chemical Free | Moss Control | Progreen - ProGreen
      Clean, safe non-chemical treatment for killing moss in lawns - Ideal for use near beds & borders - Will not harm plants – Fast UK delivery – Free Adv…
      • PRO

        Hmm, that's interesting, thanks progreen. I see it works by basically starving the moss with a barrier, but how does it not then kill the grass in between the moss also?

        Mossoff Lawn Care | Chemical Free | Moss Control | Progreen - ProGreen
        Clean, safe non-chemical treatment for killing moss in lawns - Ideal for use near beds & borders - Will not harm plants – Fast UK delivery – Free Adv…
        • PRO Supplier

          ...fairy dust ? The natural plant extracts form the barrier and 'suffocates' the moss but the molecule size is large enough that it will not block the stomata in normal plants and grasses...

          Mossoff Lawn Care | Chemical Free | Moss Control | Progreen - ProGreen
          Clean, safe non-chemical treatment for killing moss in lawns - Ideal for use near beds & borders - Will not harm plants – Fast UK delivery – Free Adv…
          • PRO

            That's cool :)

            Sorry I have an inbuilt need to know how things work :P

            Mossoff Lawn Care | Chemical Free | Moss Control | Progreen - ProGreen
            Clean, safe non-chemical treatment for killing moss in lawns - Ideal for use near beds & borders - Will not harm plants – Fast UK delivery – Free Adv…
          • PRO

            Well I bought some, lets see how it does :)

            Mossoff Lawn Care | Chemical Free | Moss Control | Progreen - ProGreen
            Clean, safe non-chemical treatment for killing moss in lawns - Ideal for use near beds & borders - Will not harm plants – Fast UK delivery – Free Adv…
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