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Best way to get rid of moss(?) in grass

Can anyone tell me what this is growing in mostmy lawn? I think it's some kind of mosmoss

What's the best way of getting rid of it?


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    From what I can see , looks like Pearlwort (Sagina procumbens) , a common weed of block-paved areas .
    Someone else will maybe know how to get rid of it from lawns .
  • andy625ukandy625uk Posts: 13
    We don't have any block paved areas, however I have seen it on the borders around the grass too. The soil is quite heavy clay, and gets very waterlogged in the wet winter months. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121
    edited May 2018
    I meant that it is often found on block-paved areas ! It loves damp places , and I think it's fairly resistant to weedkillers , not that many on the forum condone using them .
  • Garden noobGarden noob Posts: 260
    You can kill moss by adding iron sulphate (off the top of my head, I think you apply 5g per metre, but check that). You can manually remove it by taking or scarifying. You can do one or the other, or both. Different people have different ideas. You want to do it when the grass is growing well, before the weather gets too hot, so you're probably near the end of the window now. If you miss this opportunity, you get another chance around Sept when it cools.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,121

    Not sure if Ferrous sulphate kills it ,as it's not a moss .
  • andy625ukandy625uk Posts: 13
    Thanks for the info and the link. Very interesting. I'll give the suggested solutions a try. 
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