Tag Archives: Moss Education

Acrocarpous Moss vs. Pleurocarpous Moss | Differences Explained

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All mosses can be classified into two types: Acrocarpous and Pleurocarpous. Below we explain the difference between these two types of mosses. What Is Acrocarpous Moss? Acrocarpous mosses have an upright growth habit and grow slower than Pleurocarpous mosses. Encyclopedia.com defines Acrocarpous Moss as: “A type of moss in which the archegonia, and hence the capsules, are […]

Why Moss Turns Black And What You Can Do About It

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Moss grows beautiful for years, but the moss suddenly turned black. It happens from the bottom up, and sometimes parts die altogether. The moss is close to a pond or is part of a (moss) terrarium. Do you recognize this problem? Why Does Moss Turn Black? There can be many reasons why moss is turning […]

How To Grow Moss Between Flagstones

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If you have a shady area in your garden that is too moist for grass, you might want to consider growing moss between the flagstones. It will create a beautiful patio. Below is a guide on growing moss between flagstones. Growing moss between dry-set flagstone in a shady area is a natural combination. In a […]

How To Harvest And Collect Moss | Scooping, Scraping & Raking Explained

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Mosses can be harvested by scooping, scraping, or raking. The technique for moss collection depends on the type of moss. Acrocarpous mosses can best be harvested after rainfall with the scooping technique. Pleurocarpous mosses can be collected by scooping, scraping, or raking. Acrocarpous Mosses Acrocarpous mosses are best harvested by scooping them after a rainfall.  […]

When And How To Water Moss

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When to water moss depends if it is recently transplanted or already established. It also depends if it is an Acrocarpous moss or a Pleurocarpous moss. Below is a guide with instructions on when and how to water mosses. How To Water Moss Watering moss using a hose and fine spray head is the most […]

How To Grow Moss Between Pavers

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If you want to grow moss between pavers, choose an area with a maximum of 60% sunlight, water it regularly, and add sulfur to the soil if needed. Below is a guide with instructions on how to grow moss between pavers. Choosing The Right Moss Look for Pluerocarp Mosses and transplant between pavers, then water […]

The Truth About Moss | Dispelling Moss Myths

There are many moss myths going around, and we often get questions about moss myths that we like to clear up. The first one will be the ‘moss buttermilk myth’. After that, we explain on which side of a tree moss grows, followed by the question if moss causes allergies and if ticks like moss. […]

13 Moss Companion Plants For Your Moss Garden

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Are you looking for plants that grow well with moss? Pairing the correct plants with mossy areas enhances the beauty and the ecosystem of your garden. Below is a list of thirteen moss companion plants (buy them here) that you can use for your garden. The plants below complement moss because of shade tolerance, moisture […]

How To Grow Moss In A Container | Safe & Unsafe Materials

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Choosing the right container for growing moss is essential for success. Some containers will contaminate the moss from spreading. Below is a guide on choosing the right container for growing moss. Conduction Even though mosses don’t have a root system to draw nutrients or liquids from substrates they are growing on, they are still capable […]

Understanding The Growth Rate Of Pleurocarps Versus Acrocarps

Pleurocarp habit Anyone who has tried to start a moss lawn knows mosses are slow growing. Most people understand this, but many don’t understand why or just how slow is slow. Mosses are very primitive plants without a higher evolved vascular system. They are limited to energy production by three factors: moisture, sunlight, and temperatures […]