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A lot of moss has grown on my garden soil this year. Is it because we had such a wet year? I have been removing it as it looks unsightly. Is this a good idea. Should I water something on. It is between all the perennials. Which have now died down. F everfew




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I think if this weather continues we will be having Canadian waterweed growing in our borders! I would wait until the weather improves hopefully in the spring and then just dig it in. If you have anything to mulch with you could use that to cover it, which would kill it off by excluding the light.

25 Nov, 2012

 

Thanks S. I'll wait until spring.Hope springs eternal &all that. Feverfew.

25 Nov, 2012

 

If you lightly hoe the soil on a regular basis it keeps the top inch or so much crumblier and drier and moss is far less likely to grow.

Moss is usually only seen in very wet rarely disturbed soil

25 Nov, 2012

 

Even "drier" is very wet here at present!

25 Nov, 2012

 

Indeed. this past year has certainly been the wettest I can remember.

I reckon we've had only 4-6 weeks of normal weather since April in my part of the world ( North Cambridgeshire) and almost all of those weeks were in late September/October

26 Nov, 2012

 

THanks for the comments. We had about two lovely hot weeks here in Surrey, about the end of April. I haven't done much sitting in the deck chair with my book this year!

26 Nov, 2012

 

...not without an umbrella, anyway!!

26 Nov, 2012

 

The birds will take it in the spring if you still have any left!

26 Nov, 2012

How do I say thanks?

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