Yorkshire has suffered an exceptionally wet autumn culminating in disastrous floods at Fishlake and around the river Don. One plant that will thrive in these wet northerly conditions is our old friend Moss. As this has been covered before I am just using this post to link you to other observations and tips about moss.
- Moss is Green and Environmentally Friendly or it can be!
- Moss in Your Lawn ? – You Are Not Alone
- Help Control Moss
- Controlling Moss in Lawn
- Liverwort Problems and Cures
Liverworts are a relative of moss as is the green lichen on theses trees.
Moss is a dense low growing mat of greenery that affects badly drained lawns. It is too short to be cut by a mower but a lawn that itself is cut too short can attract moss instead of grass. Feed the lawn with a weed and feed fertiliser or use lawn sand containing a moss killer. Scarify and improve drainage by forking over the lawn. Moss can absorb nitrogen dioxide and fight against air pollution