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Why Moss is a Good Thing!

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 31 August , 2016

Many people are anxious to find a way to kill moss in their gardens. But we’re here to tell you that moss deserves a lot more respect than that!

The Beauty of Moss

Moss is one of those rare things that offer year-round green. When most everything else is dormant and dull in the winter time, moss stands out like a little island paradise.

Easy to Manage in Drought Conditions

Mosses are easy to keep hydrated as they prefer just brief, light watering sessions rather than being drenched. Misting irrigation systems that are easy to find are ideal for moss gardening.

Moss Battles Erosion

With a good moss bed around, the chances of erosion are diminished considerably. Moss does a very good job of protecting the soil and keeping it from being washed away.

In fact, some species of moss can be planted on steep hillsides in soil that is lacking proper nutrients for other plants.

Moss Filters Your Water

Mosses have been proven to be very effective in filtering out harmful elements like copper, mercury, iron and lead.

They can also play a key role in reclaiming land on sites that have been abandoned by man.

No Fertilization Needed

While we rely upon some form of fertilization for most of our yard’s plants, moss needs no other form of supplement.

For Insects, Moss Leaves a Bad Taste in the Mouth

If you’ve wondered what moss tastes like, don’t bother: it tastes bad. So bad, in fact, that insects, frogs, salamanders and other creatures will refuse to even nibble at it.

For More Gardening Tips, Call Juniper Landscape Company

We love talking about anything that will grow in your garden and lawn. If you’ve got questions, we’d love to share our answers.

Get in touch with us here at Juniper Landscape Company by calling 619-334-9464.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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