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The dreaded moss

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 06:25

Brilliant  best replies I could have hoped for. Instead of using chemicals, sweat, aggro, scarifying, taking dozens of garden waste bags to the tip, er! sorry, reclamation centre with it's operatives wearing "we are here to help" jackets, but just sit in their cabin until a skip needs changing, Ooops! a tad off thread  

Regarding sunlight, the lawns are quite open to it, (when we get that particular day,) only losing it late evening. 

Similar size lawn out of shot. Piccies taken earlier this year.

Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.

The dreaded moss

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 20:02

Hello all,

After all the time & energy spent on our quite large lawns in 2013 (when we moved in ) to rid the moss that was like a 10cm plush carpet, it's back! Bright green shoots again covering the lawns. I used the usual treatment, Iron or ferrous sulphate, in 2013 & 2014 & thought that was it. But,

I've read that some amateur gardeners consider "moss? so what" & simply leave it & just mow the lawns. I'm in 2 minds whether to follow suite, but now that winter is round the corner & I decide otherwise & scarify when is the earliest I can start again 

I am West Yorkshire based. Thanks in anticipation.


Last edited: 01 December 2016 20:03:33

Scarifying at this time of year.

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 07:01

Thanks treehugger80 for your reply, half of lawns done, rain stopped play. I'm always amazed how much debris is removed.

Scarifying at this time of year.

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:43

Hello all, question posed under "lawns" but on advice have started a new thread. Advice please regarding scarifying dew laden lawns, which are still damp in late afternoon. I'll be using an electric scarifier.

Grass cut yesterday & so wanted to get the scarifying done as well.

Any advice welcome.


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:37

Thanks Fairygirl, will do. I cut the grass yesterday no problem, hence the reason to scarify & the question posed. Anyone reading this thread now, the advice of Fairygirl has been taken. Please see new thread.



Posted: 20/10/2015 at 11:06

October & I wanted to get the lawns scarified, but have I left it too late as it's constantly damp with dew. I'll be using an electric scarifier. I can't see anything appropriate on the forum for this job at this time of the year.

Any advice appreciated.

Ants in the lawn

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 07:15

Just read all of this thread & it seems the areas that are most affected are lawns. I should be so lucky! I must have a nest, a flaming great nest in the cavity of the one walled section of our conservatory. At this time of year July/August they emerge from under the PVC window ledge onto the patio as mainly flying ants & even appearing from between the patio paving stones. We have a Wilkinsons store nearby & their Ant & Insect Killer (£2) does exactly what it says on the tin. The spray kills 'em on contact, the powder I inject into the air bricks. As for the nest, where would I start to find that? Again, at this time of year, I only have to accidently knock the area of the PVC sill & out they come in their thousands. I also pour boiling water into the paving cracks as they appear. Thank goodness they don't appear in the house, as a precaution when we first encountered this problem outside, I totally sealed the corresponding area in the conservatory. 

Re Positioning

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 16:51

Thanks alot all of you, you have been of great help. Over and out

Re Positioning

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:18

I think they are pelagoniums if that means they don't last over winter in the garden. Is that what it means?

Re Positioning

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:59

Hiya, can anyone tell a novice gardener if you can move Geraniums in the garden when they have been planted for a few weeks. I have found that were I planted them has been taken over with other shrubs and they are in the shade and hidden. They haven't yet flowered and don't seem to be growing compared to my other Geraniums in other parts of the garden. Thanks.

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