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Our front garden is almost completely covered in moss. A few weeks ago i had a go at raking a small area, which got rid of most of the moss but also left a large bare patch (as in the left of the picture below. Also on the right is a larger bare patch that has been there for a while).


I got hold of some 4 in 1 weed/moss kill and grass seed a few weeks ago (Evergreen Complete) and spread it over the grass as per the instructions (max 35g/sqm) and its done a decent job of killing the moss - its had a weeek so far and most of hte moss is starting to turn black. The instructions call for raking this out after a week or so to let the grass grow.

IM not sure now though what to do next. I thought that when i originally raked the small area in teh above picture that the grass may start to grow back through. Similarly, i thought that spreading the Evergreen on the bare patch on the right (which essentially looks like mud) might prompt the grass to start growing there - so far there is absolutely nothing though.

Does anyone have any tips as to what to do next, and when? Current state of the grass below






  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Get a aeration session going with a garden fork.

    Push the fork 3/4 of the way into the soil, give it a wiggle and pull out....

    Do this every few inches to relieve soil compaction.

    You can then brush sharp sand over the holes to improve drainage.
  • Thanks both.


    Re overseeding - i am never 100% sure what it means. I presume that i need to go and buy some specific grass seed, or can i put more of the Evergreen on that i already have - i suppose the question here is whether the evergreen has grass seed in it, or is just grass feed?


    Aerating is my task today!

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,032

    I'd opt for some grass seed to oversow Steve. If you overdo the feed products you'll do more harm than good. image

    If your plot's shady, which it seems to be, get a seed suitable for shade to give you a better chance of a decent lawn.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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