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green jelly menace? Answered

could you please tell me how to get rid of the green jelly on my lawn as it is quite prolific in some areas i have just noticed after sipping in it made more so because i'm on a slope, this year after all the rain we have had it is everywhere more so than other years and i really need to get rid if somebody can help i'd be most grateful. Thanks.  

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Burf (author)2012-07-09

Its an algae or moss of some sort, depending on your location and climate. The only real solution is to kill the algae and then treat the conditions that let it propagate in the first place.
Scoop up a sample and take it to local nursery or lawn and garden retailer, they can likely identify the algae and recommend an algaecide that will work for you.
Once the algae has been eradicated, then you can set to correcting the soil problem. Usually, algae growth comes about because of soil conditions; poor drainage, low PH, compacted and/or poorly aerated soil. It could be any or all of these that need to be fixed.
Test the soils PH and proceed form there.

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FoolishSage (author)2012-07-09

I did a quick google search to find out what green jelly could have to do with a lawn (for some reason my mind went from green jelly to green gelatine) and it seems it is generally fungus or slime mold related caused by poor drainage. One solution I saw was to make several holes in the ground and pouring in sand. This will severely damage your lawn at first but it should grow back well.

Of course I havent done this myself so I cannot provide any guarantees.

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