lawn moss removal

Old 12-01-23, 05:28 AM
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Question lawn moss removal

In reading multiple articles on ways to get rid of moss, it is really confusing...fertilizers, dish soap, chemicals, baking soda, use, don't use, work, doesn't work.
It's December 1st here in Massachusetts, so I would like to be ready come Springtime. It's frustrating because I dethatch, aerate, mow, and it still comes back, (or never really leaves). Yes, I could rake it up and create large bare patches, but I'd like to avoid that if possible.
Any advice is appreciated.
Old 12-01-23, 06:03 AM
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Moss usually grows in shaded areas or where it stays wet. If your grass isn't out competing the moss then I'd look at the growing conditions instead of trying to control it chemically which will likely only be a temporary solution.
Old 12-01-23, 07:17 AM
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In my case, Scott's Turf Builder - Built for Seeding knocked out the moss I used to have in my shady areas, and thickened up the grass. I apply it spring and fall regardless of whether I'm seeding or not.

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