New moss growing after overseeding

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  1. tim091

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    I did an autumn feed and moss killer in August. Power raked first week in Sept which left the lawn essentially scarified - a lot of bare areas. I overseeded and top dressed in second week of Sept and added a "pre-seed" fertiliser about two weeks later.

    The new seed took pretty well but I still have lots of bare patches where it didn't grow for some reason. These are now filling up with a new growth of healthy looking moss!

    I am thinking why let it get established? Iron Sulphate it now and then rake out in the spring when I am going to have to seed those patches anywhere.

    Thoughts?
     
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    I'm no grass expert but won't the iron sulphate adversely affect the new grass shoots?
     
  3. tim091

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    Hi Snorky85, thanks for the answer. I am thinking that the new grass is quite established now, and iron is good for grass (although possibly not in the dormant season, I don't know).
     
  4. Liz the pot

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    Hi Tim

    there’s no harm in an iron treatment or a Autumn feed with iron as long as frosts are no due.
    The iron will deter the moss and tackle the moss Thats there but I would not go raking like a mad man till next spring to remove it.
     
  5. tim091

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    Thanks much. I'll have a look at the forecast and get on it.
     
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