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Moss can be found on lawns and patios all year round. If you leave it alone, it will only get worse, so moss control is essential. But when is the best time to treat moss?


Moss on roof tiles

Whether it’s on your lawn, your roof, or your patio, the presence of moss is a clear sign that there’s an underlying problem. It’s one we can fix for you, and with a bit of elbow grease, you can prevent it from growing back.


tree stump and forest floor covered in thick moss growth - where can moss grow

Moss is a very common plant – in fact, it was one of the first land plants to ever grow, making it around 450 million years old!

There are a lot of old wives’ tales surrounding moss, such as it will only grow on the north sides of trees, or it can be used to cure a cough.

We’re here to look at the facts of moss – what environments does moss thrive in, and what conditions does moss favour for growth? Without further ado, let’s get into it!


According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a weed is as follows:

"A plant that is not valued where it is growing and is usually of vigorous growth, especially one that tends to overgrow or choke out more desirable plants."

Weeds are an annoyingly common presence in gardens all over the UK. Whether you're struggling with chickweed or dandelions, nettles or thistles, weeds can very quickly dominate your outdoor space and overwhelm your carefully-cultivated garden plants.

But what about moss? If you've ever been unlucky enough to find yourself struggling with moss on your lawn, you may have found yourself wondering: is moss a weed? And if not, what are the differences between common garden weeds and moss?


Moss on driveway, how to remove moss from drivey tarmac and patio pavers

Moss is often seen as a pretty harmless plant, but it can actually cause damage to patios, driveways, and paths if left untreated for long periods of time.

Moss on your patio can grow in the spaces between tiles, lifting them up and even cracking them in some cases. When growing on grass, moss can suffocate the grass beneath it, slowly killing your lawn by depriving it of essential sunlight and nutrients.


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