Lawn Problems

Black Moss in My Lawn

cevans added on May 10, 2015 | Answered

I am uncertain of what appears to be a black moss in my lawn really is and how best to treat it. Relatively small patches of what appears to be a moss appeared in my lawn last summer. When the lawn is dry, this black area seems to be moist and doesn't dry out. It does not drag out with a scarifier and although treated for moss last year, it seems resistant. I have attached a couple of images to help identification. Hope they help!

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Answered on May 10, 2015

It probably is lawn slime mold. For more information on lawn slime mold and a course of treatment, please visit the following link:

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