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Iron sulphate - Ferromel (15 kg)

Iron sulphate - Ferromel (15 kg)

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Fighting moss

Combat moss in lawn with iron sulphate. The presence of moss in a lawn can never be traced back to one cause, but soil that is too acidic, infertile soil, soil that is too wet and mowing too short can contribute to it. We can say that all factors that cause bare and thin spots in a lawn give the moss a chance.

Method of iron sulphate against moss

The best method to combat moss in your lawn is to remove the causes that gave moss its chance. Moss cannot flourish in a dense turf, but once it is there it must of course be removed. You can use Ferromel Iron Sulfate for this, which will quickly cause the moss to die. You can give 2 to 4 kg of this per 100 m², dissolved in water or with sand as a filler. Iron sulphate is best applied in dry weather and you repeat the treatment if necessary. You can clearly see that the moss is dying because the moss will turn yellow and later brown. After the moss has been killed, remove it from the lawn with a scarifying rake or machine and dispose of it.

Tip 1:
Mix iron sulfate with sand. Ratio: 2 to 3 kg of iron sulphate + 4 to 5 kg of sand per 100 square meters. It is best to do this before a rain shower so that it is immediately absorbed into the soil and can no longer be sprayed. You can do this by hand or with a spreader. If you choose to put it in the spreader without sand, make sure that it cannot blow away too far due to the damage it can cause to other surfaces.

Tip 2:
Mix iron sulfate with water. Ratio: mix half a paper coffee cup of iron sulphate in a watering can with 10 liters of water. Use a watering can with spray boom/spray (adjustable fits any watering can). This way you can pour the iron sulfate nicely along the paths.

Tip 3:
Don't mow the grass too short! (cutting height 6 to 7 cm) If you mow the grass too short, this can lead to growth retardation. There is no nutritional value in the lower part, so there is no point in mowing deeper.

- Iron sulphate can leave rusty, brown iron stains on tiles, natural stone and concrete.
- Use gloves, wear old clothes or protect your clothes.
- Keep it out of reach of pets and children

Liming prevents moss

In acidic soil, lime is the best solution to combat moss. Granular lime provides the most ideal acidity, so that nutrients are better absorbed by the roots of the grass and the moss dries out. Pay attention to this, because there must be at least six to eight weeks between fertilizing and liming. A pH value of approximately 6 is best for healthy grass growth.

When to scarify?

If there is a lot of moss on/in the lawn, it is best to remove this moss (in advance) by means of scarifying, or aerating. This is also the best solution if the topsoil is compacted. Scarifying loosens the soil, giving the grass roots more oxygen. The holes are best filled with fertilized garden soil. In clay soil this is best done with a mixture of sharp sand and garden soil.

Moss is one of the biggest annoyances for lawn owners and will almost inevitably return to your lawn every year. This is because moss can easily spread in a lawn because it can spread both vegetatively and by means of spores. An effective remedy against moss is iron sulphate. However, to prevent moss in the lawn, scarifying, fertilizing and liming are the best solutions.

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