Posted: 13/03/2014 at 18:50
Moss can indicate several conditions in the garden.
A high acidity, pH 5.0 to 5.5 is ideal for growing moss. A simple soil test will determine your soil pH……add lime if it is acidic.
It may be low fertility….soil that is nutrient poor and/or unfertilized encourages moss growth.
Soil compaction (a byproduct of constant rain)….moss can grow easily on compacted areas.
Or maybe shade….moss needs shade, from buildings, trees or even the shade of a densely planted flowerbed.