Ask an expert

Get free help from our community of tradespeople

Excessive moss

Posted by Jacqui Cook, on
How do I get rid of excessive moss - cats and children have to be taken into account. I scarified the lawns thoroughly last autumn.
philip desmond

philip desmond

Hello Jacqui, You could try spiking the lawn. Depending on your situation, time and size of garden this can be done by hand with a garden fork or hire a petrol spiker. This is to break up any compaction plus aerate the soil. Lawn sand is a moss treatment needs to be watered in after application (follow the instructions on bag.) There is another product Bioacter which does not need to be scarified. Not tried it myself. Also is your garden shady? this will encourage moss plus cutting too low. Reseed any bare patches. Regards, Phil

What would you like to do now?

Find more questions Create my Job

Homeowner stories

Homeowner stories - Nick

Nick shares his story of finding local tradespeople in his new area.


Get our app for homeowners

  • Send messages and get notifications from tradespeople
  • Add photos to get more accurate quotes
  • View tradespeople’s profiles