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moss in my flowerbeds
I have noticed lots of moss growing in my flowerbeds this spring that I have never had before ( I live in the Detroit MI area). What caused this to grow and what can I do to get rid of it?
Moss grows where and when conditions are favorable for it. That usually means shade and constant moisture. It could mean that the soil in your flower beds is compacted, resulting in poor drainage and wetter soil conditions. It may also mean that your yard is shadier than it used to be. Working compost or other organic matter into the soil can help improve drainage. Pruning nearby trees to let in more light can reduce shade.