How to get rid of moss in lawns: Top tips from garden experts

Moss in the lawn with garden rake in the background
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After winter, or periods of waterlogging, you may need to learn how to get rid of moss in lawns. There are several reasons why moss might grow on a lawn, but most are fixable without you having to rip it up and start again.

It's important to use a safe and effective method. You don't want to cause more harm than good, by removing moss in such a way that you cause more problems for your lawn. Thankfully these lawn care experts have tried and tested methods on how to get rid of moss in your lawn ideas in a natural, safe and environmentally friendly way.

Portrait shot of David Hedges Gower, a lawn expert
David Hedges-Gower

David is one of the UK's leading lawn experts, with over 30 years' experience in the industry. He is Chairman of the Lawn Association, an educational platform for homeowners and professionals, and founded the world's first lawn care qualification.

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Jane Dobbs

Responsible for leading the gardening team at Allan's Gardeners, a landscaping and lawn care business based in London. She has 10 years experience as a gardener.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.