On 03/20/2017 5:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
While excess shade may be a contributing factor, many factors can cause
poor grass vitality and thus moss...excessively compacted soil, poor
drainage, too high or low soil pH, or simply poor soil in combination
with one or more of the above can lead to moss.
Poor lawn maintenance practices such as too-short mowing, over-watering
(combined with poor drainage/soil compaction/clay soils perhaps) can
also play a part. Lawn grasses need N; many soils are lacking or have
imbalanced pH such that it isn't available.
To get rid of the moss, find the underlying causes and fix them; else't
it'll simply come back.
ignore it is by far the easiest. :)
what does it harm? nothing at all.
mow higher, use a mulching mower, do not
remove clippings, reseed with a more shade
tolerant grass and then top with a thin layer
of compost to encourage worms - best done in
the early to mid fall season (keep moist to
sprout and get established).
avoid harsh chemical fertilizers and poisons
which tend to kill off the worm population.
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