Strange mossy growth on top of soil.
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
I've a south facing garden, which is quite shaded in places and stays wet for long periods of time. These areas especially around winter start to develop a mossy/lichen type of growth on the top of the soil, which spreads over quite a wide area and feels wet. It will dig up, but only after you take off the top layer of soil and the growth at the same time. Once this has been done, it stays relatively free of this green growth, but once winter and the cold comes again it starts to grow back. Please does anyone know what this is and how to combat it in the future. I'm losing alot of soil each time i have to dig it up and its looks very unsightly.
- 14 Apr, 2009