There approximately 50 kinds of moss that show up on lawns, and most of them love shady, moist conditions.
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There approximately 50 kinds of moss that show up on lawns, and most of them love shady, moist conditions. Cool, the shade isn’t the only reason you may be seeing a small green blanket of moss where the grass is supposed to be. Here are six conditions that can bring on moss.
Poor drainage. Soil that is always wet keeps the grass from growing by drowning the roots, and it creates a perfect home for small moss
Too much shade. Moss takes off in areas where there is not enough sunlight for grass to thrive. Thinning or pruning overhanging shrubs or trees will help light get through.
Not enough air circulation. Your lawn needs plenty of air to help water evaporate from the soil.
Low soil fertility. Without the right amount of nutrients in the soil, it’s hard for many different types of grasses to grow. Regular fertilization is an excellent first step in solving this problem.
Compact soil. When the top several inches of soil gets packed down, turf roots can’t penetrate and have trouble getting established. Aeration or slice seeding can usually help solve this problem.
Acidic soil. Testing the soil pH may show that your lawn needs lime.
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