How to Remove Moss From the Lawn


Lawn moss is rapid-growing and can cause a problem for other plants and grass, as it will absorb the nutrients from the soil and overcrowd your garden. Removing lawn moss from a yard is a simple process that involves hand-pulling the moss, as well as troubleshooting targeted areas with a moss-killing solution.

Step 1

With your gardening gloves on, begin to hand-pull areas where moss grows in your yard, starting with areas that have the highest concentration of moss growth.

Step 2

Dispose of moss in a trash bag.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with 1 cup water and 1/2 cup moss killer. Shake the bottle well.

Step 4

From a distance of 6 inches, spray the areas where moss has been growing in your yard.

Step 5

Saturate the areas of moss growth, particularly the areas where moss has grown the largest.

Step 6

Leave the solution to dry. Check the area in four days to ensure that no new moss growth has developed.

Step 7

If moss reappears, spray the area with another application of moss-killing solution. It is important that you ensure no new growth and that you remove all existing growth as soon as possible to prevent the lawn moss from reappearing.

Things You'll Need

  • Gardening gloves
  • Trash bags
  • Moss killer (such as Moss-Out and Moss-Kill, available at home and garden centers)
  • Spray bottle


  • Killing Lawn Moss
  • Removing lawn moss
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