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Moss loves to grow in poor conditions and will thrive where other plants struggle, taking over their space. It will appear in areas of compacted soil, poor drainage, low fertility, insufficient light, extremes of pH level, and also where grass has
A number of mosses found in bogs. When decomposed they form peat moss, which can be used for air layering or dry-lining hanging baskets.
with sphagnum moss or peat.
Treat timber fences, trellis and posts with preservativeInstall water butts to all downpipes on your house, shed or greenhouse, to collect rainwaterApply moss killer to lawnsFork compost into any unused border area, ready for summer beddingCut away
Cut out any plain green shoots developing on variegated shrubs and treesTreat moss and weeds in lawns with weed killer, and boost growth with a lawn feedHoe bare areas of soil to prevent weed seedlings from establishing themselvesPlant up ponds
Run a 'seeping hose' - a hose with holes in - through dry shaded borders or along the base of hedges so they can be watered weekly in dry weatherTreat lawn weeds and moss if necessary
branches breaking under its weightSpread a mulch of compost over borders and around trees, shrubs and rosesClean algae and moss from paths and stepsSprinkle a top dressing of gritty compost over lawns
Learn how to improve the quality of your lawn with Monty's video advice, including demonstrations of how to scarify, aerate and fill in holes left by moss.autumn and springMore advice on lawn careHow to maintain a healthy lawnHow to repair a lawn
of all cane and plant supports to prevent injury to eyesApply a moss killer to lawns, then, after a few days, scarify to rake out the dead matterWipe teak oil or other nourishing wood treatment on to wooden garden furniture to condition it for summer
Gradually lower the cutting height of your mower as grass growth increasesSpray roses showing signs of diseases such as blackspot, rust or powdery mildewApply a combined weed, feed and moss killer to your lawn if you think it needs itTop up water