Home Remedies for Lawn Moss

Overview

Clearing your lawn and garden of lawn moss is important, as moss is rapid-growing and will quickly overtake a lawn and drain the soil of nutrients. Getting rid of lawn moss is especially important in home gardens, as lawn moss will drain nearby plants and flowers of ingredients necessary to thrive. Home remedies for lawn moss include hand-pulling the moss, in addition to a simple solution which can be easily applied directly to the lawn moss.

Step 1

Remove lawn moss from growth areas by hand-pulling, starting with the area of highest concentration of moss.

Step 2

Dispose of the moss in a plastic trash bag.

Step 3

Mix one cup water with one cup white vinegar in an empty, clean spray bottle.

Step 4

From a distance of six inches, apply the vinegar solution directly to the areas where moss has been growing in your yard.

Step 5

Leave the solution in place to dry; do not rinse it off.

Step 6

Place old newspaper over the tops of the areas where moss has been growing, and weigh down the paper with bricks or weights.

Step 7

Leave the weighted-down newspaper in place for two weeks. When the moss has been eliminated completely, you may remove the newspaper and dispose of in a plastic trash bag.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Trash bags
  • Newspaper
  • Gardening gloves
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar

References

  • Vinegar as an Organic Weed Killer
  • Home Remedy Lawn Killing Agents
  • Getting Rid of Moss on Lawn
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