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Old 04-17-2022, 03:37 PM
 
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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.

This photo was the result using a small hand shovel to scatter the pellets. I used that just to see if the stuff even worked well. Yes it clearly kills moss. Attached is a 9 1/2 inch pan with strainer. I tried the $ store and the kitchen strainer had holes too small. I don't know what this pan is for but I picked it up for 50 cents at a yard sale and the pellets do go through the holes to make scattering the pellets more even. I do have a pump sprayer and may use liquid next time. The next job is to remove the existing moss from that area and plant some grass in that area and then evaluate moving to other areas.
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Old 04-18-2022, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Europe
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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.

https://www.homesandgardens.com/news/moss-garden


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwOtBVUV2yE


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up5jKSreGrA
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Old 04-22-2022, 05:33 PM
 
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I tried to remove the dead moss with a flat hand shovel. The moss is think and though it's dead to remove it in the treated areas is going to leave an area with dirt about 1/2 inch or more below the level of the grass. I did not expect dirt might be needed to fill in the shallow area. I may delay further attention to the moss area and hope someone here has ideas on what to do next. Thanks.
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Old 04-22-2022, 10:42 PM
 
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I love moss.
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Old 04-23-2022, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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I tried to remove the dead moss with a flat hand shovel. The moss is think and though it's dead to remove it in the treated areas is going to leave an area with dirt about 1/2 inch or more below the level of the grass. I did not expect dirt might be needed to fill in the shallow area. I may delay further attention to the moss area and hope someone here has ideas on what to do next. Thanks.
Get some "clean" fill for your "holes." Then seed it with your species of grass.
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Old 04-24-2022, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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The pellets are very small and spreading it was not optimal..
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I tried to remove the dead moss with a flat hand shovel. The moss is thick and though it's dead to remove it in the treated areas is going to leave an area with dirt about 1/2 inch or more below the level of the grass.
I'm wondering if the pellets didn't do their job enough? I was able to use a metal rake and rake out the dead moss without digging into the dirt. Obviously you'll disturb the dirt a little but as NORTY FLATZ said, just reseed with grass and use screened top soil to fill in areas that need it.

You might need multiple shots at killing the moss first before raking? Was there any green moss under the browning dead moss?
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Old 04-24-2022, 10:02 AM
 
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Yup.....visited many gardens while we were in Japan. Moss gardens/carpets are stunningly beautiful.
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Old 04-24-2022, 11:09 AM
 
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I tried a metal rake with 7-8 strokes over a small area and got little material to put in a bucket. Since I have the pan shown above I'll be able to distribute the pellets more evenly and will try again. It's beautiful but when it is caused by poor drainage and standing water it has to go. I will look up on Google and see how to stop it from spreading. As far as adding dirt, luckily I have about 5 five gallons buckets of decent dirt.

Thanks.

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Old 04-24-2022, 06:08 PM
 
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Plant something that would soak up the water. It's cheaper than a drain and more effective as well.

https://www.thespruce.com/plants-tha...-areas-4767394

https://arbordayblog.org/treeplantin...vive-flooding/

https://www.yourgardensanctuary.com/...for-wet-areas/

Maples and pin oaks are great trees for wet areas.

Willows and birches are great - if its not planted by basements or water/sewer lines. I think they need to be 90 feet away.
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Old 04-30-2022, 09:39 AM
 
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The grass had grown slightly above the level of the dead and quite alive moss. I lowered the blade on the lawnmower and cut the area, gave it a shower and applied more pellets and then another shower. The strainer pan worked well to distribute the moss out. Tomorrow it may all be brown and dead and once it dries out I'll remove the dead moss and add some dirt to the area. As well as some seed the farmer's market said would grow now with some watering.
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