Eliminating moss in grass and gardens
Moss has been growing into gardens and grass killing flowers and grass. What is necessary to get healthy grass again?
Oakland County Michigan
Moss grows because environmental conditions are favorable. There are five factors (and usually a combination of several) that contribute to moss growth. They are: low pH, soil compaction, shade, moisture and low soil fertility. Most soils in Oakland County are alkaline so low pH is generally not a problem, therefore adding lime to the soil will not help. Correct the condition relating to the other four factors and moss won't be a problem. Here is a fact sheet on moss in lawns: