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How to Get Rid of Moss in your Lawn

A mossy lawn might look green and fresh, but gradually the moss will take over and you’ll be left with an unsightly mess every time you mow.

It’s important to understand that if you kill the moss in your lawn you could be left with a bare lawn, which will need re-seeding with lawn seed.

You will also need to take steps to reduce the amount of moss that grows in future.

The best time to do this is in the spring and autumn months.

Here’s our comprehensive guide on how to get rid of moss:

How to Get Rid of Moss

Westland has a range of products to help you get rid of moss. Westland Lawn Master is a natural way to get rid of moss while also feeding your lawn. Westland Lawn Sand is a traditional year round lawn treatment to kill both moss quickly.

Lawn Master

Westland Lawn Sand

Use an all in one Lawn feed, Weed & Moss Killer to increase nutrient levels and kills off moss.

The Aftercut All in One contains enough product to treat an area of 80 sq.m and will deliver the perfect even flow of granules to kill moss without scorching your lawn.

After 2-3 weeks the moss will have gone black. Remove the dead moss from the grass by scarifying with a spring tine rake. Do not do this until the moss is dead or you will simply spread the problem around.

How to Repair your Lawn

Once you’ve killed and removed the moss you will be left with bare patches of lawn.

It’s essential that you grow new healthy grass over these patches to avoid them being overgrown by moss again.

Read our guide on how to repair your lawn.

How to Prevent Moss from Re-appearing

Moss is caused by a combination of moisture in your lawn and weak grass.

Moss needs moisture to spread, so you’re more likely to suffer from a moss problem in shady areas or in wetter seasons like spring or autumn.

The following steps will help you prevent moss from appearing:

  • Keep your lawn in tip top condition by feeding regularly with Aftercut All in One
  • Thin out over-hanging trees to prevent shade on your lawn
  • Re-seed any bare patches

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