Using garden rake to remove moss in lawn

How to Get Rid of Moss in Your Lawn

If you have moss in your lawn, you’re not alone. Many homeowners find themselves battling this pesky plant at some point or another.

While moss doesn’t usually do serious harm to your grass, it can be unsightly and difficult to get rid of. If you’re wondering how to get rid of moss in your lawn, you’ve come to the right place. Keep reading for a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Identify the Problem Areas

The first step in getting rid of moss is to identify the problem areas in your lawn. Look for places where the grass is thinning out or dying. These areas are likely beingdominated by moss. Once you’ve identified the problem areas, make a note of them so you can focus your efforts on those specific spots.

Lawn with spots of dry and dying grass.
Dying grass in lawn

Step 2: Address the Underlying Causes

Moss often thrives in shady, damp areas. If your lawn has moss, it’s likely because there are one or more problem areas that are too shady and/or too damp.

In order to get rid of moss permanently, you need to address the underlying causes. If your lawn is too shady, you may need to thin out trees and shrubs. If it’s too damp, you may need to improve drainage by installing drainage tile or French drains.

Of course, both of these solutions require significant time and effort (and money), so they may not be feasible for everyone.

Step 3: Try a Chemical Treatment

If you want a quicker solution, you can try using a chemical treatment like Moss Out. This product contains potassium salts, which kill moss by dehydrating it. Simply apply the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions and wait for the results.

Man sprinkling water on the green lawn with a water pistol.
Man watering a lawn

Be sure to water your lawn before applying the treatment and avoid applying it during periods of extended drought. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your grass.


Moss can be unsightly and difficult to get rid of, but with a little time and effort, it can be done. Start by identifying the problem areas in your lawn and addressing the underlying causes. If you want a quick fix, try using a chemical treatment.

With a little persistence, you can have a green, healthy lawn in no time.