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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks: Moss growing on your lawn indicates poor drainage, infertile or compacted soil, excessive soil acidity, or shade. For those that want to make their lawn less attractive to moss, increase soil fertility with nitrogen and decrease acidity with lime. Aerate to fight soil compaction. Eliminate dampness by installing drainage times or dry wells and watering less. Finally, remove or prune trees and shrubs that cast shade to admit more sunlight. If you decide to treat the moss with a commercial chemical, remember, until the growing conditions are corrected, the moss will soon return.