Sometimes moss forms on the lawn in the garden. The causes of this appearance are generally easy to identify. There are also many methods to clean the lawn of this moss in a natural way without the use of anti-moss. Here are all our tips.
moss in the garden
The presence of moss is often associated with shaded areas of the garden. To avoid its appearance, it is necessary to promote the growth of the grass. You can also clean the lawn by removing the tree branches that cover it to maximize sunlight.
Methods for removing moss
A good mowing can limit the appearance of moss in the garden. It must be regular, namely once a week during the spring and then once every two weeks during the summer. The cut should not be too short: it should not be less than 4 cm. Indeed, a cut that is too short will limit the development of the grass and therefore promote the growth of moss.
Adding fertilizer will give the lawn a boost. Favor organic fertilizers, as these will not harm the life (such as microorganisms) that is in the garden. You should also know that the shorter the grass has been cut, the more nutrients it needs for its development.
Moreover, the presence of earthworms is a good sign, because they aerate the soil with their galleries. If you do not observe earthworms, then you will have to aerate the lawn yourself, because when the soil is very compact, the proliferation of moss accelerates. For this, there are spikes or shoes equipped with spikes to puncture the lawn and thus aerate it. This operation is done throughout the year.
Finally, scarification is a good method to eliminate the moss that invades the lawn. There are many machines capable of scarifying the garden. This eliminates dead roots that keep moisture on the surface and thus promote the formation of moss. A scarification of the garden is generally done twice a year.