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Yep, moss goes black after treating, now you can scrape it out. Hard work but worth it.
Raking out moss by hand is extremely tedious, better to hire or borrow a scarifier. Make sure you have loads of bin bags as you shouldn't put treated moss on the compost heap.
Thanks for the advice and confirming my thoughts..
Great I'll do that, got the seed sat there ready, will get the rake out tomorrow.. if not too wet, it rained a bit today so we'll see.........thanks for your help.
Now all the dogs fur has been taken for nest material the blue tits are taking the moss from the grass,saves me a job of picking it up after raking.
Those are very well trained birds, oldchippy. Please send them my way!
Hi Ken. I'd apply moss killer first.
Leave until moss is dead and blackened then mow to shorten grass.
Then scarify to remove dead moss and thatch, and mow again if very untidy.
Hope this helps.
Looks like I might have to dig a trench to aid drainage first
rhapsody - I wouldn't put the moss in the compost heap. After using chemical lawn treatments any clippings etc that you have should be put in your bin for council uplift. I wait about 6 weeks after using anything before adding the clippings to my compost. I've not had any problems
Hi Ken Platt.
Adam Pasco is right but one thing to consider is how fast you want the results.
Please look at the trial!http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/no-need-for-moss-killer/252555.html
Chemicals are not good in my opinion, at any time!!!!!!
There is no need at this time of year. Walk over and enjoy. Dig out new growth/ weeds???, and compost Every week and or two. The perennials (dock and dandelions) will get weaker and weaker. Only ever, ever weedkill by touch to each each plant if needed. You will find that the above will come back time and time again.
If ??? it did not what whould you have to do????
Look for slugs.!!!!!!!!
Aerate now and then scarify and if needed re seed.
The question is how deep is your clay?
Let us know, Please