lindsayf12 Posts: 1
Hi Daphne, can't help with your problem but was interested to read about your tortoise. I have 2 Mediterranean Spur Thighed torts. They are both males in their 50's and frequently fight with one another -don't know any easy way to stop them. Mine go in the back garden where I avoid using sprays, etc. and allow it to be more overgrown because they like it that way, and most other people can't see it! Also have probs. with moss in my front lawn and aren't sucessful in getting rid.
It would help if you thought about what has caused the moss to be there in the first place. Moss grows on lawns that are wet, badly drained or shaded. Sometimes bad drainage is caused by the soil being compacted. That is why it helps to aerate lawns. This can be done using a machine or even just a fork, continually dug in and removed. Sometimes bad mowing practises will have helped the moss to thrive. If you think your lawn is wet, badly drained or shaded, can you do anything to change the conditions? If so, you have a good chance of growing good grass, where the moss was removed.
Have a look at Monty's video on lawn renovation:
Bought an electric scarifier, Fantastic. Took me days of walking up and down and emptying the collection box. Have had great succes and have now very little moss in the lawn that I can find. Grass grew back quickly too. Then I gave it a feed once a month for two months.
Lifted out all the old thatch in the lawn too. can really recommend a scarifier. That's my answer, and no chemicals.