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