Moss grows in yards as a result of too much moisture, too shady and or poorly maintained lawns.
Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed decreases heavy shade and poor air circulation which is needed for maintaining a healthy lawn. It is also a natural way in killing moss by alleviating damp, shady conditions.
Poorly Maintain Lawn
Improving pH levels for ideal lawn grass growth, applying organic fertilizer and properly aerating lawns every two years keep moss levels controlled.
Well maintain lawn creates a strong root system and that produces a healthy lawn. Healthy lawns choke out moss and other weeds naturally.
Avoiding overwatering or watering at night deprives moss of the moisture it needs to thrive.
Physically removing moss with a hand tool in areas where growth is thick kills moss quickly. Sprinkling baking soda or a solution of 1 ounce of lemon dish soap in 1 quart of water kills moss and makes removal easier.