Generally speaking moss is indicitive of acidified soil, shade, and
sometimes soil compaction. Here in the Midatlantic Region, it is a continual
chore to maintain a pH in a range in which turf grasses thrive and mosses do
Moss likes acid, wet, and shade. IME, if you have any two of the
three conditions, some species of moss will be happy to
colonize. Personally, I just leave it alone; but, then, my lawn
is definitively multi-species. It forms a nice green, low-care
layer under trees.
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