How can I get rid of moss in my perennial flower bed?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 09, 2019

    Gosh I live moss. It has very shallow roots, just pull out. I'd keep it, much better than weeds.

  • Gk Gk on Mar 09, 2019

    You can just pull and rake it out. If you cover the area with mulch you may not get any regrowth or as much regrowth. It will come back if this area is damp and doesn't get a lot of sun.

  • Pjo26908388 Pjo26908388 on Mar 09, 2019

    Moss is great in the right place. I had a horrible mossy, slimy and unattractive sidewalk that is moss free (for two years now). I used baking soda. It killed the spores in a manner that was inexpensive and easy on my lovely garden and critters.


    In in your case I would likely mix a half cup in a spray bottle with a cup of water and spray on a dry day.


    I usually leave the moss and it's beneficial organism, but sometimes it just has to go!

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 09, 2019

    It's too wet and no sun soooo keep it drier and thin out the plants so ground gets more light; however more sun on soil introduces weeds/weed growth ; moss in much better to have. Bunch of people will say use lime but lime in not good for plants or soil takes up to 2 yrs to plant in it after using it and it doesn't really address the moss. Moss also grows well in infertile soils, which includes acidic (low pH) soils, but more importantly it also includes nitrogen-deficient soils. Alot of cultivated plants prefer nitrogen-rich soils. Regular fertilizer applications (four applications per year, two in the fall and two in the spring) with products containing nitrogen, combined with improved sunlight will result in a green, dense lawn/garden that can out compete moss.

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