I have been looking for an autumn lawn fertiliser without moss kille
and they seem to be few and far between. I know that Scott's produce a
Autumn Lawn Builder which does not have a moss killer but I find it har
to get a hold of. The same applies for the Spring feeds.
What I am wondering is how much damage a fertiliser with moss kille
can do to a lawn with a lot of moss. Some years ago I remember applyin
a fertilser with moss killer which left the lawn very badly patched an
I had to dig it up and re-seed the whole lot.
Are more recent mixtures (such as Evergreen) still as lethal
I live in the Paisley, Renfrewshire area and have tried a variety o
local garden centres. I have also tried the larger stores such as B&
and Focus but all they seem to stock is Evergreen Autumn Feed wit
Well, you may not realise that you're talking to a worldwide audience,
some of whom are pretty hazy about the location of Britain, let alone
Plain lawn fertiliser without mosskiller is certainly available at
better suppliers .I suggest you try either, the big B&Q at Clydebank,
Dobbies Garden Centre over at Milngavie, or Rouken Glen GC ( on the edge
of the south-side park nr Eastwood.).
I'm wondering if perhaps Erskine phoned garden centers instead of visiting,
and was the victim of drooling teenage clerk syndrome. A clueless kid
answers the phone and says whatever will end the phonecall quickly so he/she
can get back to doing nothing.
Paisley town is a somewhat depressed area for shopping. Although
there's a big new retail park nearby at Braehead, it only has subsidiary
branches of BQ and Focus (DIY shed chains) which carry limited garden
ranges. The vast main area branch of B&Q is just across the river.
Thanks, I actually visited the large B&Q in Paisley and a few othe
Garden Centres. I didn't phone but checked the internet sites fo
Dobbies and Rouken Glen but I may take a run out tomorrow to see i
their shop stock is different from their sites
Try Home Depot or Lowes. Look for the slow-release fertilizers, which
most of them are slow release. "Vigaro" is at Home Depot, "Sta-Green"
at Lowes. WalMart and KMart may have some, although sadly these
stores have moved out garden supplies with holiday stuff. This is
probably the most important time of year to fertilize a lawn (most
grass roots continue to grow throughout the winter.) Generally "Weed
and Feed" products should be avoided, surprisingly they are best
sellers. It is also a good time to fertilize your deciduous trees
Moss is more a function of soil pH, compaction, and shade
Start by testing and correcting the pH (which will also make
fertilizers perform better)
Increase the amount of organic material in your soil (return the
clippings to the soil)
Avoid products which damage your earthworms
Or be a happy idiot and blindly apply whatever is being advertised.
Do we know why he doesn't want moss killer? Possible reasons:
1) Doesn't want any more chemical ingredients than absolutely necessary.
2) Has moss and wants to keep it.
3) Doesn't have moss.
Please tell me which reason is correct, since he hasn't told us.
I thought that I had said in the initial post. I don't want to apply
mosskiller if it will leave bare patches. My lawn has so much moss tha
I do not want to apply a mosskiller as it could leave the lawn wit
vast, unsightly, bare areas
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