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Why moss loves your lawn and how to remove it

You’re not alone if you have moss in your lawn. In the Pacific Northwest, we get a lot of calls from homeowners who have tried and failed to get rid of moss in their lawns. Why does moss love to grow in our yards and why is it so hard to remove?

Moss is a native plant in the PNW, and our environmental conditions of heavy rainfall, a lot of shade, and acidic soils are perfect for growing moss. However, you may want more lawn in your yard and less moss. What can be done?


If removing moss from your yard is your goal, you must first understand why moss is growing there. Next, you’ll need to change the conditions from “moss-loving” to “grass-loving”. Here are s...