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Please can you tell me what this fungus is growing on my lawn and how to get rid of it? The lawn is very very mossy Thank you Maria

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It's commonly known as dog lichen, and it affects poorly drained, compacted lawns. It's actually a cyanobacteria, and where this is, you usually find other lichens, liverworts and mosses. You can use chemical treatments, but it will always return unless you address the underlying cause. Its basically a symptom or sign that your lawn is seriously in need of some care and attention, so things like aerating it (spiking with a fork all over, application of some sharp sand, feeding during summer and so on) - details in the link below

12 Jan, 2018


yes I fully agree with Bamboo. we had a small area of it and OH tackled it with the fork and some sand to brush into the holes made by the fork. If I remember he did use the rhs website to sort it.

13 Jan, 2018

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