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mossy soil

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cathaleen17-Apr-05 02:19 PM EST 3   
Nancy19-Apr-05 02:32 PM EST 5   
cathaleen23-Apr-05 04:25 PM EST 3   
Cliff26-Apr-05 05:03 PM EST 6b   
Chris29-Apr-05 09:20 AM EST 5a   

Subject: mossy soil
From: cathaleen
Zone: 3
Date: 17-Apr-05 02:19 PM EST

I seem to have a problem with my flower & veggie beds getting a lot of moss growth - so I am geussing this is a problem with the soil. Is that an indication of acidic soil??? Does anyone know what I can do to eliminate this?? Any advice would be appreciated.

Subject: RE: mossy soil
From: Nancy
Zone: 5
Date: 19-Apr-05 02:32 PM EST

From my understanding, moss is usually a sign of a) lousy drainage and b) lack of light. I don't think acidity is a big factor.

Subject: RE: mossy soil
From: cathaleen
Zone: 3
Date: 23-Apr-05 04:25 PM EST

No, the sites are facing south, so lots of sun - and really good drainage....on my futher surfing the web, it does sound like moss can be an indication of high acidity - but only should lime in the fall or late winter, when there is no new I will try this solution next fall and see if I have more success, and will augment with new soil this spring.

Subject: RE: mossy soil
From: Cliff
Zone: 6b
Date: 26-Apr-05 05:03 PM EST

I was always told that mossy soil was very acidic... a little lime might do the trick

Subject: RE: mossy soil
From: Chris
Zone: 5a
Date: 29-Apr-05 09:20 AM EST

Impoverished soil, acidic soil, shade are usually cited as favourable to moss development. In the UK you can buy moss killer for lawns - don't know if available here. Lime should help - as far as I know you can lime now.

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