How do I get rid of moss and algae in lawn?

Author: Stefan Palm   Date Posted: 2 November 2013 

Winter time is the time when moss and algae seems to be most prevalent in lawns. This is because of the extra moisture around and the lack of warmth to dry all that surface moisture up. Add in shade to that picture and all of a sudden, you have an irresistible environment for moss and algae to grow in.

Moss comes in a variety of forms and like algae and lichen, loves to grow in lawns. It looks innocent enough but can successfully compete with lawn for ground space. Left untreated, moss and algae can completely take your lawn over but the good news is that it is relatively easy to get rid of.

One way to get rid of moss and algae in lawn is to expose it to conditions it doesn’t like. As I mentioned earlier, it loves damp, cool and shady areas. If possible, introduce more sunlight to your effected area and improve the surface drainage by having the soil cored and by applying gypsum. Other treatment methods include iron sulphate. Moss and algae really don’t like iron – but your lawn does! We have a product called Velvas which contains high amounts of iron sulphate to control moss and algae very effectively. You need to take care when using iron based products though because they will stain hard surfaces like concrete and pavers.

By far the safest and easiest way to control moss and algae in your lawn is with a product called Wet and Forget. It’s a liquid that you mix up and spray on. Wet and forget is safe to use on lawns, pathways, furniture, timber, fibreglass and the list goes on. All you need to do is spray it on and forget about it. It’s easy to use, it's safe and it works.


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