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Moss in poor drainage area


I have a problem with moss in both front and back gardens. Actually there is a moss problem in the neighborhood where I live. All the neighbour's gardens also have moss problems. I was told it was because of poor drainage/depth in how the garden lawns were setup when the houses were built.

I've tried removing all the moss and regrowing the lawn from seed, but within a few months the moss starts growing back. Is there any remedy to this situation, or do I just have to cope with a moss-y lawn because that is the environment were I live ? 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,312

    When you removed the moss and re-sowed did you do anything about improving drainage? Some gardens are left with very compacted soil with all sorts of rubbish under the surface. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Without improving the drainage you will continue to have the same problem. If your'e a relatively new build then compaction will be the likely cause, or if it's older clay with some topsoil dumped on top.

    Dig a test hole to about a foot down, see what is underneath, then get back to us.

    Once we have a clear idea of the root cause advice will be clear and straight forward.

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