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Old 03-11-2017, 07:00 PM   #1
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How to get rid of moss?


Hi. Have a half acre of woods that is being overtaken with moss. What is the best way to get rid of it? See lots of options on the web, hoping someone here knows the best way. Thank you.
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In a woods? I don't know, in your yard? Lime
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Never stop rolling?

Woodlots are supposed to be natural. Maybe it's increasing because of a natural succession and the lot is changing its light penetration pattern, tree species or soil acidity. You could check with a local arborist or if your municipality has a forester.
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May I ask why do you want to get rid of it? Many people think it looks very natural and try to encourage its growth instead of trying to get rid of it in parts of their properties they want to leave natural. As mentioned earlier, lime will definitely discourage its growth. There are also many other options depending on what you really want to accomplish. One advantage of having moss growing is that it will discourage weeds and other invasive species from taking hold in most cases.
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Cut down the trees to enable sunlight to hit the ground. As stated, moss likes acidic soil so lime would also likely help.

I don't know that getting rid of it is the right idea, though.
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We love moss. Wish we had a lot of it.
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