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Moss In Landscaping Is More Than an Evergreen Ground Cover
Moss has many uses. Much of the targeted marketing that influences home and business owners is predicated on the idea that you are a consumer who will continue to buy goods and materials. Vibrant images lead property owners to believe that thick green lawns are an absolute must. Of course, you will need to make lifelong purchases that include better seeds, fertilizers, mowers, weed whackers, and perhaps worst of all, pesticides. An enviable green lawn ranks among the minor sustainable aspects of today’s landscape.
That’s why environmentally conscious nurseries encourage property owners to consider employing moss to complete their grounds. Moss has proven ecological and landscape benefits that have flown under the radar. When a plant nursery posts a “Moss For Sale” sign, home and business owners are asked to make a one-time purchase. Perhaps nothing worries fertilizer and pesticide corporations more than a TN nursery offering an inexpensive way to beautify a property without spending money year after year. If you are concerned about the environment and want to save money on property upkeep and maintenance, the following information about moss could be a game-changer.
Ecological Benefits of a Moss Lawn or Garden
In her work, “The Magical World of Moss Gardening,” author Annie Martin makes a convincing argument that going green with moss is in everyone’s best interest. She points out that mosses come in a wide variety of species, and they are more inclined to convert C02 into oxygen. Include the fact that grass-based lawns are usually mowed routinely, and moss can far outpace them in green efficiency. From an environmental and practical standpoint, these are other reasons that home and business owners can do their part by converting to moss lawns and gardens.
- No Pollutants: Moss landscapes do not require hazardous fertilizers or pesticides to maintain color vibrancy. Fertilizers and pesticides would likely damage moss beds. Homeowners who plant tracts of moss can eliminate risky chemicals that seep into the water supply and threaten children and pets.
- Water Conservation: It’s no secret that communities are struggling with rising water costs. The hot Tennessee summers require home and business owners to water lawns frequently, or they turn brown. Moss requires less water to look healthy, which helps community members with conservation efforts and save money.
- Carbon Sequestration: The world’s mosses soak up more carbon dioxide than the combined acreage of all the rainforests. They sequester an estimated 200-500 billion tons of carbon and represent a powerful force to prevent environmental devastation.
- Reduce Dust: Families members who struggle with allergies will be pleased to discover that moss naturally decomposes dust and contaminants. Mosses convert them into harmless matter rather than dust and chemicals when mowing the grass lawn.
Any pragmatic TN nursery understands that everyday people want their properties to be both sustainable and look appealing. Although grass marketing makes almost unnoticeable distinctions between types, moss lawns and gardens open many possibilities.
Top Moss Types for Lawns & Gardens
Home and commercial property owners interested in improving their landscapes are often surprised to discover that moss can outpace grass inflexible use and beautification. It may prove helpful to conduct some due diligence about these and other widespread lawn mosses.
- Carpet Moss: This type is widely used in areas with thin trees. It covers the ground and converts areas that would otherwise be brown with leaves and pine needles into lush landscapes.
- Hypnum Sheet Moss: This type can completely replace grass lawns under the right lighting conditions. Along with needing virtually no maintenance, it can grow right up to the base of trees. Moss lawns tend to be more green than grass lawns in many cases.
Mosses used in the place of grass lawns highlight how vast an area they can effectively cover. But there are wide-reaching varieties that can be infused into existing gardens. For example, spot moss plantings help gardeners create a sense of texture that accentuates gardens.
If you want to do your part for the environment and enjoy a beautiful landscape, our TN nursery has a wide variety of moss for sale. Contact our plant nursery today and speak with a customer care professional about the best moss options for your grounds and personal preferences.
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Perfect Mosses For a Mossarium
It's not easy setting up a terrarium. You have tools, equipment, where it will go, and you must put it all together. But what about a mossarium? You've got all that set up, then have to choose the mosses living out their days with you. How will you decide?
It's not easy, but I'm hoping the five choices below will give you an idea of where to start.
1. Cushion Moss
You might even want to lay your head on it. It's tempting, although; it may not cover a whole lot. Cushion Moss is part of the white moss family and ranges from 50 cm to 1 m across. It needs plenty of moisture, so watering is often necessary, but be careful not to overwater. If given the proper time and care, you can create a bed of cushions the forest floor will be jealous of and make one handsome mossarium to boot.
2. Hair Cap Moss
This moss would be in the wig business if you could pull it off. It takes on wild, sprawling stems with stalks protruding in different directions as it grows. That makes for an excellent one-off piece in a mossarium; It has 1.5-inch-tall stalks, with each leaf 6-12 mm long. Hair Cap Moss is either breaking into the hair industry soon or preferably giving your mossarium the character it deserves.
3. Fern Moss
No, it's not a fern. It's moss. And a handsome one at that. Fern Moss has a triangular-leaf limp look that resembles a fern plant. It grows in massive clusters of layered stems and stalks. It can grow to 24 inches. And it should be watered but not submerged or left to sit in water. It's decidedly low maintenance in terms of caring for it. But if you treat it right, you'll have a beautiful addition to your mossarium.
Mossarium Moss includes sheet and carpet moss.
4. Sheet Moss
Do you remember moss you found in woods and forests as a kid? Sheet moss is that moss. Today, it's one of the more widely popular choices for a mossarium. Sheet moss can be 1 to 4 inches thick. It likes moist forest-like environments. Another low-maintenance moss that, if cared for right, will take you back to those woods you played in as a kid.
5. Carpet Moss
Do you remember that other moss you found in the woods and forests as a kid? Carpet moss is that moss. Carpet moss is self-explanatory; Moss carpet. Watering this daily will encourage growth. That will be a choice if you feel that adding a sense of aging to your mossarium is the direction you'd like to go.
Dont be afraid to dive in and try all the choices above. Each one has its benefits and can truly liven up your mossarium. Remember, you get back what you put into it. So, get to mossing up today.
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