Get rid of moss

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amiman

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Get rid of moss
« on: February 10, 2020, 12:09 »
Hi everyone
I have an allotment thats covered in moss, possibly due to me weed killing last year the entire plot to get rid of mares tail.
I have read that Jeyes fluid or washing up liquid will do it has anybody tried any of these methods

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JayG

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Re: Get rid of moss
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 16:17 »
Moss favours poorly drained, poorly nourished, and somewhat acid conditions (although it will grow almost anywhere given half a chance.)

Best to concentrate on those possible causes rather than trying to nuke the problem away, otherwise it will just return.

Never heard of washing up liquid as a moss killer, and Jeyes Fluid will do much more harm than good to your soil organisms.
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Re: Get rid of moss
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 19:11 »
Thanks for answering never thought about the problem with the soil and Jeyes will add some lime to the plot as I dig over

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Re: Get rid of moss
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2020, 19:57 »
Hello it depends on the type of moss if it's like lawn moss try 1/4 oz of sulphate of iron to a gallon of water to 5 square yards if it's a looser type it might take off or rotavate in.  jezza



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