Moss Control Program

It’s easy to assume that moss only grows in the forest, somewhere near a creek or river. Or, in the swamp, somewhere dark where the sunlight doesn’t reach. The truth is that moss can grow virtually anywhere. Unfortunately, it’s an unwanted guest on your home’s lawn, primarily because it is a rude co-tenant. It competes with your lawn for vital nutrients. As a result, the turf begins to weaken and thin out. Luckily, our Moss Killer treatment can make a remarkable difference. That’s because it is formulated to eliminate moss, help revitalize the existing turfgrass, and defend surrounding patches of lawn from further encroachment.

Our Unique Granulated Moss Killer Formula

Our Moss Killer Treatment is one of our signature blends. The formula we use is based on the granulated form of a solution that excels at burning the moss away. At the same time, it fosters lawn regrowth by introducing a nourishing micro-nutrient supplement. As a result, you’ll see the mossy areas on your lawn turn black as they die off while the lawn improves. This process should only take a few days; but sometimes, the moss will be more resilient, requiring subsequent treatments.

Dealing with Highly-Concentrated Mossy Areas

Heavier layers of moss, for instance, could survive the burning approach. Some light raking can expose the soil enough for the turfgrass to reclaim its, well, turf. You might be curious as to what causes the rampant growth of moss. It comes down to three factors: shade, soil acidity, and moisture levels.

Some Great Tips for Diminishing the Presence of Moss

While we advise leaving comprehensive moss removal to the professionals, you can use some basic methods as a defense against this invasive visitor. For example, consider pruning. Raising low-hanging branches and opening up the thick tree canopy lets more sunlight into the affected area. When the ground receives more sunlight, it reduces moss and can grow grass thicker and healthier.

Another suggestion is to schedule a Soil Analysis. Our technicians will do this as part of their inspection when they arrive to evaluate the condition of your lawn as it is right now. The analysis reveals the pH level of the soil. Acidic soil inhibits the growth of a healthy lawn while accelerating the growth of moss.

Finally, try adjusting your watering habits. As effective as the moss killer is, every little bit helps. Don’t water your lawn as often and focus on improving drainage in the areas where you’ve seen the moss accumulating. After irrigating your lawn heavily, allow 2-3 days to pass for the surface to dry before watering again. Determine which parts of the lawn need more water versus areas that don’t and adjust your water schedule accordingly. Avoiding overwatering and allowing a drying period in between watering days will promote healthy growth of the lawn’s root systems in addition to reducing conditions that are more favorable to moss.

Be Aware That Moss Can Regenerate

Moss can regenerate. This ability manifests itself more prominently when environmental conditions are favorable. There are some solutions, though. Turf fertilization programs, annual seeding routines, and minimizing the moss’s potential spread are all going to make a noticeable difference.

Preventing the Growth of the Next Moss Infestation

When you take proactive steps to repel the moss attacking your lawn, your landscape will thank you. That said, it’s time to consider how you can stop the moss from regrowing even after its previous destruction. For example, lime can decrease the soil’s acidity. It also works to rejuvenate the lawn with micronutrients. Aerating and seeding compacted soil is another method by which you can ward off the next invasion before it overtakes your beautiful-looking lawn.

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