To get rid of moss in a lawn, use moss killer on the lawn. After the moss dies, remove it from the lawn using a rake, and plant new grass in the empty spots. Water the newly planted areas frequently until the new grass is fully established.
To get rid of moss on your lawn, apply pesticide, improve the drainage of your lawn, and fertilize it regularly. If you can, it is also helpful to get more light to your lawn. It is best to treat moss with pesticide as soon as it appears.
Alleviating damp, shady conditions and physical removal of moss are natural ways to kill it. Moss grows in yards as a result of moisture, shade and poorly maintained lawns.
Moss is an autotroph, which means it makes its own food using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Moss is considered a producer, but few animals actually eat it.
Moss mainly grows in shady areas where there is an abundance of moisture. As a general rule, moss mostly grows on the northern side of trees in the northern hemisphere, while it grows mainly on the southern side of trees in the southern hemisphere.
In order for moss to grow, it requires a damp environment or water, humidity, mild sunlight and a soil pH below 6.5. Mosses are flowerless plants that are usually green in color, even though their shades may vary depending on environmental factors.
Moss reproduces both sexually and asexually. For sexual reproduction, plants produce a male and female structure, often on different plants, and the sperm swims toward the eggs to accomplish fertilization. In the case of asexual reproduction, any time part of the stem or even just a leaf breaks off,
Bleach does kill moss. However, bleach kills other plants, such as grass and flowers, and can discolor pavement. Bleach diluted in water is less likely to kill surrounding plants or discolor pavement.
Moss is not considered a decomposer. Moss is instead classified as a primary producer existing in the first level of the food chain.
Mosses belong to several classes. These include bryopsida, polytrichopsida, oedipodiopsida, andreaeopsida, tetraphidopsida, andreaeobryopsida, sphagnopsida and takakiopsida. Some of these classes are difficult for the layperson to distinguish.