Extreme Moss!

Hello: Sorry if this has been discussed already - I can't find it. Anyway..
I have a new house with 80% moss, 20% grass. What's the best way to get rid of the moss? Raking or Fertilizer with Moss Control? Anything else?
Thanks, Matt
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Matt wrote:

Moss (and mushrooms) doesn't like sweet soil (pH > 7). I've had good luck applying real lime (not the pelletized limestone available big box stores). It is really dusty but works quickly.
I've heard there is a new product call pHPlus but I haven't been able to find it. Supposedly one gallon of it will do 5000 sqft and costs only $30, only twice what lime would cost. It is applied with a hose end sprayer.
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On Fri, 19 May 2006 11:47:32 -0400, "Matt"

Moss likes shade, water, and acid, so drainage, lime, and sunlight should get rid of it. Although I think you'd be better off figuring out how to get rid of the remaing 20% grass.
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On Fri, 19 May 2006 11:47:32 -0400, "Matt"

Moss likes...
Moist conditions Shade or part shade Clay soil Acidic soil
Sometimes moss is not so bad. Part of my backyard has moss growing under pine trees. Grass won't grow well there. I'd rather have the moss than bare ground. I could change that though, by removing the (large) pine trees, liming the soil, adding compost, and seeding, but I appreciate the cool shade from the pines during those 100-degree summer days. If you use some kind of commercial moss control, plan on using it on a regular basis unless you change the conditions.
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http://www.lillymiller.com/moss_out.html
Been working for me.
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