Peat Moss Topdressing for Control of Take-All
This PlantAnswers.com Web site offers excellent photos for identifying take-all symptoms and provides information on using peat moss to control this disease.
Clever Gardening Technique
Spreading Peat Moss by Hand
If you don't have access to a special spreader, you can place small piles of peat moss around the lawn and then use a soil rake to spread them around. Turn the soil rake upside down so the tines are pointing up and move it back and forth over the lawn like a shuffleboard stick to spread the small piles of peat moss as thinly as possible. You will end up using about twice as much peat moss this way as compared to a spreader, but it still works fine.