Moss on front lawn and bottom of white birch tree

(Question)

Hi, is bad/dangerous or can we just ignore it? It doesn’t really look bad or bother us, thanks

(Answer)

Moss itself is not unsafe or dangerous in a lawn or garden area. If it is on hard surfaces like walkways it can be slippery and in a lawn it can make the surface uneven. It does not stand up to foot traffic very well and will turn brown under these conditions but if your moss is not in any of these areas you might consider just leaving it alone. Gardeners sometimes try to “cultivate” it in some landscapes because it has a nice colour and texture.  If you are however interested in getting rid of the moss, you can check out the answer to a previous question on our website here.