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vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • one life live it
Moss
« on: November 07, 2021, 10:56:47 am »
On one of my paddocks I have quite a bit of moss growing you can see some blades of grass in it but mainly moss , is it best to harrow it and put more seed down ? I don't want to use chemicals, 

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Moss
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2021, 04:28:52 pm »
Keep the grass a bit longer and it will go away.
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • one life live it
Re: Moss
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 06:18:25 am »
Unfortunately its not been grazed for a year or so ,

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Moss
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2021, 08:48:32 am »
Try liming?
Scratch it about a bit in spring, birds will take it for nests.

Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: Moss
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 09:10:00 am »
chickens will scarify it for you, and fertilize it while they're there.

vfr400boy

  • Joined Jan 2013
  • one life live it
Re: Moss
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2021, 12:23:11 pm »
Its a strange one under the trees there is grass and in the open there is moss , I will give it a good harrow in spring and some grass seed on it

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Moss
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2021, 01:59:25 pm »
Not sure if this helps, probably expensive, but local radio gardening man was recommending a bacteria that eats moss. It sounds fairly new, he said search 'moss' and 'bacteria' .
But he was also saying moss thrives on acidic soil.

 

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