I wonder if there are some chemicals I could use that might make it easier. I’ve never tried Preen. It would be fine in the gardens, but I wonder if it will work in the moss areas without killing it. A lawn weed-and-feed would take care of the clover and broad-leaf, but again, not sure what it will do to moss.
Now I can get back to extending the lighting project and repairing some more structures.
Jon- in my experience, lawn type weed and feed does not usually kill off clover. I’ve had success using a product from Ortho that is made specifically for clover. You mix it up with water in a pump up sprayer. If you have a lot of clover, it might take two applications to kill it all. If you are trying to kill weeds that are mixed in with your moss or other plants and trying not to kill the moss, you could try a broadband killer (grass and weed killer), like Round Up (I use Spectrum 'cause it’s cheaper and I’m cheap). The trick is to saturate a paper towel with it and wipe it on to the leaves of the weeds that you want to kill. This method offers you more control than spraying it on. I should mention that it may still affect the moss because the poison that you wipe on to the weeds will work it’s way in to the root system of the weeds. If the weed roots are in contact with the moss… well, things could happen. Your mileage may vary. Oh, and Preen is a pre-emergent. So you must apply before weeds start growing. If you’ve already got weeds, it will not kill them. It will only prevent new weeds from germinating. Hope this helps. -Kevin.