Ah, there is nothing nicer the spending the warm, sunny days outside, strolling and enjoying your beautiful lawn. But wait! Where your luscious green grass used to be, there is now moss spreading everywhere. Oh, no! How did this happen? Well, moss is one of the most ancient, primitive plants on the planet. And it usually appears in places where there is an abundance of moisture. This means your lawn may have some serious drainage issues, the soil may be too compact, it may not be getting enough sunlight, or the pH of the soil is too low. And unlike other uninvited plants, moss doesn’t need a ton to thrive, so it will gladly take over your lawn and fast. That’s why you need to get rid of moss in your lawn as fast and swift as possible. We will show you how to do it without ruining your lawn.
Moss is one of the most ancient, primitive plants on the planet
How To Get Rid Of Moss In Your Lawn Naturally
While it may look pretty at first glance, it will soon dominate your whole yard. Moss doesn’t have roots, stems, or leaves. And unlike other pesky plants, like weeds, it doesn’t care where it is, as long as there is some moisture. That’s why it’s very important to stop it as soon as you can. It really likes to be the number 1 plant in its area, so it will take over every last stalk of grass. Well, unless you stop it. There are plenty of ways to get rid of moss without utterly destroying your yard with chemicals. So, let’s take a look at some of the most effective natural methods.
Moss doesn’t have roots, stems, or leaves
Baking soda is a real powerhouse. It can clean and get rid of pretty much anything that is bothering you around the house or outside in your lawn. This includes getting rid of moss. Baking soda is a great fast, short-term solution for moss. All you need to do is take two to three tablespoons baking soda and stir it into 1 quart water until the soda has dissolved. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle. Then make sure it’s not going to rain in the next few days. If the forecast shows sunny, warm skies, then it’s time to go get rid of the moss. Spray the moss thoroughly and make sure to avoid the grass. Wait a couple of days until the moss has dried up. Then, once it is brown, dig it up and throw it away.
Take two to three tablespoons baking soda and stir it into 1 quart water
Another surprisingly eco-friendly solution for moss is dish soap. Natural dish soap is a safe and effective method for killing all that annoying moss. All you need to do is mix two ounces of (preferably) natural dish soap in a gallon of water. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle. This should be enough solution for around five hundred square feet of lawn. Then spray the moss up close, making sure to drench them. Avoid spraying the grass. Once the moss has dried in a day or two, just rake it up and throw it away far away from the lawn.
Another surprisingly eco-friendly solution for moss is dish soap
Much like baking soda, white vinegar, also has a ton of uses outside of the kitchen. Simply dilute equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle. Shake well and then spray the moss quite generously. The solution will work it’s magic and will dry out the moss in a couple of days. You may have to repeat this if the moss is not browning and add more vinegar. Once it’s brown, get it loose and toss it far away from your lawn. Once again avoid spraying the grass, as the vinegar can burn it.
Simply dilute equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle
Iron sulfate or also known as ferrous sulfate can help you rid yourself from the pesky moss and get things under control before they get out of hand. Just mix around 3 ounces of iron sulfate in five gallons of water in a bucket. Do this outside as iron sulfate does stain. Then get the mixture into a spray bottle or watering can. Spritz it generously onto the moss and avoid spraying any furniture, decorations or other things that can get stained. The moss should dry up after a few days and you can easily remove it and throw it away. This solution isn’t harmful to grass, so even if you get a bit on it, it will be fine.
Iron sulfate or also known as ferrous sulfate can help you rid yourself from the pesky moss
How To Prevent Moss on Your Lawn?
As we mentioned, moss can appear in your yard for several reasons. And now that’s you’ve managed to beat it and reclaim your lawn, it’s very important to prevent any future reappearances. With a few simple changes you can easily stop moss from trying to take over again.
Moss can appear in your yard for several reasons
Testing your soil has many benefits, like seeing if it is too acidic or too alkaline and what nutrients it may be missing. Alkaline soil can be a great breeding ground for moss, so by testing it you will know how to treat it. You can reduce your soil’s alkaline pH levels by adding different products. This includes sulfate, mulches, nitrogen, etc.
Alkaline soil can be a great breeding ground for moss
Moss loves moisture. So, to get rid of excess moisture in your soil, it’s best to fix your poor drainage problem. To fix this you can water less regularly and you can fill the low-lying areas with topsoil and reseed the area. Make sure to only irrigate and water on a schedule when the grass is newly planted or under two years old.
It’s best to fix your poor drainage problem and have a watering schedule
#Aerate the soil
If your soil is too compressed, moss may make your lawn it’s new home. That’s why it’s a good idea to aerate the soil. Aeration helps to increase the oxygen in the soil, helps roots grow and allows fertilizer, seeds, and other good stuff to get deeper into the ground. You can buy or rent an aerator or do it yourself with a fork.
Aeration helps to increase the oxygen in the soil
Another great way to prevent moss from making its way into your garden is through regular lawn maintenance. You don’t need to be a garden fanatic to do some easy maintenance. All you have to do is mow the lawn, add fertilizer and that’s pretty much it.
A great way to prevent moss is through regular lawn maintenance
These were some of the most effective ways to get rid of moss in your lawn naturally. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can finally tackle that pesky moss and win the battle without destroying your lawn!
These were some of the most effective ways to get rid of moss in your lawn naturally