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Old 04-08-2022, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I like Moss. WR for the Titans, Vikings, Raiders, Pat's & 49er's. 14 seasons.

6 pro bowls.

This deserves repeating.

6 PRO BOWLS.
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Old 04-09-2022, 01:36 PM
 
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In the yard among the grasses and other growth.
Take a soil test, make sure it is the right pH for your grass.
Lime if the soil is too acidic.

Put more grass seeds in spring and fall. Don’t waste your time on moss killers - when the soil is right and you have plenty of grass blades - the moss would disappear.

If you just kill off moss without doing anything else - now you have a thin lawn and an additional empty soil - more weeds most likely broadleaf weeds would infest your lawn.

Do the right thing - grow grass if you want a lawn.
Make sure your soil is hospitable to grass
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Old 04-10-2022, 03:05 PM
 
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We got some Moss Out. If anyone gets any shop around.

$16.02 for a 5 pound canister. $16.98 for a 20 pound bag.
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Old 04-11-2022, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The moss is caused by poor drainage..

Not in every case. My north side lawn near the house has great drainage but there is lack of sunlight. Add that to getting a lot of rain and the section never dries out.

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Take a soil test, make sure it is the right pH for your grass.
Lime if the soil is too acidic.
Correct!

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Put more grass seeds in spring and fall. Don’t waste your time on moss killers - when the soil is right and you have plenty of grass blades - the moss would disappear.
Incorrect!


Moss grows on the soil and spreads and will choke out any grass. The thing to do is kill it, then rake it up, then reseed to fill in the area again.


Moss is almost as a pain as Wild Violet
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Old 04-11-2022, 01:01 PM
 
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Leave it..

It is natural, uses far less water, and is nice looking.. I don't get what people have against moss. Heck, in Japan they spend hundreds of years trying to perfect beautiful moss gardens/carpets. If.grass has trouble growing let moss do its job.
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Old 04-12-2022, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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I like my wild violets, too. They show up around Mother's Day here.
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Old 04-12-2022, 03:00 PM
 
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Old 04-13-2022, 05:38 PM
 
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Here is a test area about 7x7 feet. The 20 pound bag occupied less than 1/2 of a 5 gallon bucket. I don't see how this can cover 70x70.
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Old 04-14-2022, 07:17 AM
 
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I did not water the area due to expected rain later today. I glanced out the window and there are several areas of gray so hopefully the rain allows the rest to turn from green to toasted and done. The pellets are very small and spreading it was not optimal. I'll get some sort of seed spreader or go to the liquid Moss Out.
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Old 04-15-2022, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Here is a test area about 7x7 feet. The 20 pound bag occupied less than 1/2 of a 5 gallon bucket. I don't see how this can cover 70x70.
Let me know how the pellets worked. I didn't have success with the pellets because like you said, there's always gonna be a gap between them.


The liquid spray covers the moss entirely. I know its a pain if you don't have a sprayer and to mix with water but the Ortho dial and spray isn't expensive ($13) and worth the investment. Pour the Moss out in there, attach a hose, set the dial, and spray away.
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