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Advice about lawn hight and moss

Discussion in 'Lawncare' started by JohnLaw, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. JohnLaw

    JohnLaw Member

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    My lawn is full of moss. Would it help to cut my grass more often or do mulching? My lawn gets lots of water..
     
  2. Mr_Yan

    Mr_Yan Well-Known Member

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    Is there something wrong with the moss being there? Is the lawn green and soft? Sounds like a win to me.
     
  3. JohnLaw

    JohnLaw Member

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    My lawn is green but 1/5 of my lawn is only moss. My house throws shadow on most of this 1/5 area with moss most of the year. Could that explain my problem? :)
     
  4. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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    Moss in your lawn has 4 possible causes:
    • Low soil pH
    • Lack of necessary nutrients in the soil
    • Poor drainage
    • Excessive shade
    To rule out the first two causes, you need to get your soil tested. Based on the results, the testing facility will make recommendations on what & how much to add.

    If it is drainage or excessive shade that will require a different tact. Where are you located at (you may want to add this info to your profile)???
     
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  5. JohnLaw

    JohnLaw Member

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    Thanks w_r_ranch. I'll go to a testing facility. My neighbor has the same problem so it is possible something in the soil:) Thanks :)
     
  6. w_r_ranch

    w_r_ranch Master Gardener Moderator

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