- Rose Care
Moss on lawns will only occur if the soil is compacted and/or there is little or no air movement to help dry out the soil surface. Spiking with a garden fork or hollow tining (the removal of soil cores) in spring and autumn will relieve compaction. Then dress with coarse sand and brush into the holes to keep them open. This encourages roots to grow to a greater depth and allows water to move down to where it can be used more effectively by the plant – not wallowing on the surface where it will benefit moss.