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Here's how your plants will look on arrival. All plants are dormant with no leaves or foliage.
The Benefits of Moss in Your Landscape
Moss is a soft, lush, bright green plant that grows where lawns won't, making it a natural fill-in for hard-to-cover spots like areas surrounding trees, pools or overhangs. Here are several more benefits moss can bring to your landscape.
Perennial Ground Cover
Aside from thriving in damp areas, moss grows well in acidic soils and compacted soils. In these environments, moss becomes the perfect perennial ground cover. From afar, moss takes on a velvety, green appearance. A close-up reveals individual branches and leaf-like stems that yield soft, miniature blossoms in the spring. Most mosses rarely achieve heights greater than several inches. Acrocarp mosses grow in clumping, erect habits while pleurocarp mosses typically sprawl and often take on a familiar, carpet-like appearance.
Even in winter months, moss retains a greenish hue. During lush parts of the season, they are bright green and far outshine any nearby, traditional lawns. During winter months, mosses take on olive-drab tones and do an excellent job of preventing soil erosion in otherwise bare areas. Mosses' cold tolerance varies between species but will range anywhere between zones 4-10. Regardless of climate, expect your new moss lawn to take a few growing seasons to cover your entire area.
While traditional grass requires mowing, fertilizing, full sun and consistent irrigation, a moss lawn is relatively low-maintenance. If it is naturally suited to your environment, then there's no need to improve the soil with fertilizers or water with any regularity. All that is required is the occasional removal of twigs and branches. Some species require a more significant amount of water during transplanting, but once established water needs are low.
Mosses are often used as ground cover in Japanese gardens, water gardens, rain gardens and natural woodsy setting where they create a soft, lush ambiance.