Moss growing on path

SHORT ANSWER: Moss requires moist conditions to grow, so it tends to flourish in autumn and winter, then die back during the summer.

Moss isn't especially harmful, but it can be quite unsightly - particularly when it takes hold of your otherwise pristine lawn or your once-picturesque patio.

 

When does moss grow?

Mosses can be found in all sorts of different places at various times of year. Moss reproduces via spores, which are typically released twice a year: once in autumn, and once in spring.

Moist, shady conditions are the most favourable for moss growth, so as you'd imagine, mosses are particularly prevalent during the autumn and winter months.

In the summertime - when the weather becomes hotter and dryer - moss dies back. But it's likely to reappear when autumn comes around again.

 

Getting rid of moss for good

To get rid of moss, you must first identify why it is growing on your property in the first place. Then you can deal with the underlying cause as well as killing the moss itself.

For example, the following conditions may encourage moss to grow:

  • Poor soil drainage
  • Thatch on your lawn
  • Heavy clay soil

Remember, mosses are more likely to appear in moist, shady spots with poor ventilation.

 

Contact Taylor Total Weed Control

If you've got a moss problem, we can help. Our weed control specialists have been dealing with moss for many years - we will be able to deal with your moss AND recommend steps that will help you to prevent future moss growth.

Get in touch today to arrange a free moss survey.

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