Renovate to make room for grass to grow. Rake out the moss in the lawn.
- A thatch rake works better than a regular iron rake.
- After raking, reseed the bare spots so new grass will out-compete the moss.
- Aerate and use an organic or a slow-release fertilizer when you reseed.
- A thick, healthy lawn will have less moss.
Use hand or power tools to remove moss from sidewalks, decks and pavement.
- When moss is dried out in the summer, it’s easiest to remove.
- Use a shovel, hoe, scraper or heavy wire brush. Power washing is also an option.
Don’t power wash the roof. Power washing can damage shingles or get water under them.
- Carefully use hand tools, to remove moss from roofs.
- Gentle sweeping or a leaf blower can be helpful.
- You may want to hire someone to remove the moss for you.
- It is easier to do in summer and on a regular basis. Don’t wait for a thick coat of moss to build up.
Use a less-toxic moss control product. Look for products containing soaps, fatty acids or
Prevent runoff. Don’t allow moss control products or contaminated rinse water to run into a storm drain or into the street. Apply carefully so the product stays where you put it.