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Moss grows and spreads quickly and can weaken your grass, so it’s important to treat it as soon as you spot it.

Moss can be particularly problematic during the winter months. The dark, wet conditions create an ideal environment for moss to thrive. Fortunately, moss can be treated during spring, autumn and winter.


Why it’s important to treat moss in winter

You might be tempted to retire your gardening gloves over the winter, but it’s actually really important that you don’t!

The grass on your lawn will likely grow a lot slower during this time, leaving it vulnerable to moss seizing its opportunity to take over.


How to treat moss in winter

During the autumn, before moss has the opportunity to spread throughout your lawn, apply a lawn fertiliser. This will help to keep your grass healthy so it can out-compete any moss growth in the winter.

Once winter has arrived, it’s a good idea to trim the top of your lawn on a dry day between December and February. Another round of lawn fertiliser at this point should do the trick to keep any moss at bay until you can properly remove it in the spring.

If you already have a moss problem, you can kill it with a variety of moss killer products available to the general public.

Be careful, though: if you’re applying moss killer to your grass, there is a risk of killing the grass itself. A cautious approach is recommended.

If you’re concerned about the growth of moss on your lawn and don’t want to chance ruining the grass, we at Taylor Total Weed Control can help. Our professional lawn care experts use a sulphate of iron lawn moss formula to treat moss and get it under control, without damaging any other plant life.


Professional Winter Lawn Moss Treatment

For further advice or to hire our services, get in touch with us today! We can advise you on the best course of action to save your lawn from moss over the winter months and beyond.

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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?


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