Spring is in the air after a long, wet fall and winter. You walk outside to check on your long dormant lawn to discover bright green patches of...moss. Lawn moss is a hardy lichen that thrives in areas where grass has thinned or died. Removing the moss requires diligence and exceptional lawn care, as well as a good rake.
Dilute the copper-based moss removing chemical according to the manufacturer's instructions and pressurize the spray bottle.
Spray the entire moss-covered area lightly with the spray. Avoid spraying too heavily as the spray will stain the soil. Wait two weeks for the moss to completely dry up and die.
Rake up the dead moss, being careful to avoid dragging it over the ground as this will spread the spores and cause more moss to form.
Spread a thick coating of grass seed over the areas that were filled with moss. Moss cannot re-grow where there is thick grass.
Water your lawn thoroughly and fertilize it monthly to ensure it is lush enough to keep the moss away.