The Best Way to Get Rid of Moss in My Lawn

Updated February 21, 2017

Lawn moss can suffocate your lawn and prevent your grass from growing in as thick, green and attractive as you might like. It can also be unsightly. Chopping away the moss with your lawnmower or string trimmer is not the most effective tactic, as the moss will continue to come back. For the best results, learn the best ways to get rid of the moss in your yard.

Trim down the moss in your yard using your lawnmower or string trimmer. This will make applying the commercial moss killer more productive.

Apply a commercial moss killer to your lawn to temporarily get rid of the moss. This will not stop the moss from returning, but it will give you a window to address the underlying issues.

Add lime to your lawn. Lime will reduce the acidity in your lawn, which is one of the main causes of moss formation. Use 0.907 to 1.36kg. of hydrated lime for every 1,000 square feet of lawn.

Keep trees and shrubs in areas where moss tends to form in your lawn trimmed. Additional shade promotes moss formation.

Things You'll Need

  • Lawnmower
  • String trimmer
  • Commercial moss killer
  • Hydrated lime
  • Garden shears
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J. Johnson has been completing freelance writing work since September 2009. Her work includes writing website content and small client projects. Johnson holds a degree in English from North Carolina State University.