Lawn Moss Removal


Gardeners who grow various fruits and plants know too well that uncontrolled lawn moss can quickly overtake a garden, causing soil nutrients to become drained. Overgrown lawn moss threatens the health of plants, fruits, vegetables and flower gardens. Removing lawn moss is a simple process that requires both hand-pulling and removal with a moss killer solution (available at garden centers nationwide).

Step 1

Begin hand-pulling moss from undesirable areas in your lawn.

Step 2

Place moss into plastic trash bags or compost bin for removal. Continue hand-pulling, as this helps speed up the removal process. Be sure to wear gardening gloves while hand-pulling the moss.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with a solution of 1 cup water and 1/2 cup moss killer. If you have large concentrations of moss (more than 4 feet), double the quantity to 2 cups water and 1 cup moss killer.

Step 4

From a distance of approximately half a foot, thoroughly saturate the affected areas, starting with the area of highest moss concentration in your yard.

Step 5

Leave to dry. Check the area within 72 hours to determine whether there is new growth of moss. Spray the new growth with another solution of moss killer and water until the moss has been thoroughly eliminated.

Things You'll Need

  • Bottle with spray nozzle
  • Water
  • Moss killer (such as Moss-Kill, Rid-Moss, or other moss eliminating product)
  • Trash bags
  • Gloves


  • Removing Moss
  • Moss Removal From Lawn
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