Moss in lawn

Asked March 11, 2016, 5:29 PM EST

How to get rid of moss in shady areas of the lawn? Is it to early to dig it out and reseed?

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

Information in the following bulletin was prepared for Pennsylvania residents but it applies to Minnesota too:
http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/factsheets/moss

Similar information from a Minnesota perspective;
http://www3.extension.umn.edu/county/benton/county-horticulture-educator/article/moss-lawns

The consensus is that site conditions must be changed to favor grass over moss. Otherwise any improvements will be temporary.

It's too early to dig and reseed. Wait until early to mid-April, weather permitting at that time.