Tag Archives: Moss Education

Sun Moss

Readers Question Hello ! I’m REALLY excited to have come across this site: I really love moss but live in sometimes-dry northern California. My climate is a Mediterranean climate, characterized by damp to wet, mild winters and hot, dry summers. And I wanted to landscape my entire half acre backyard with moss that can endure […]

Watering Moss Terrariums

Reader Questions Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, Hi! Let me just say, I’m a huge fan of your blog. Keep up the wonderful work! Anyway, I have a question about tap water. I have three moss terrariums (all open) and I have been watering for a few weeks with tap water. The moss kept getting […]

Turf Infestation

Readers Question Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, Thank you for dispelling the myths. I have an infestation of sagina in my turf and have yet to discover a permanent solution to its removal. Do you have any suggestions? Bonnie —– Hello Bonnie, Sagina refers to a long list of plants, many of which can be […]

Collecting Moss

Readers Question Failing mosses being colonized by appropriate species. Dear Moss And Stone Gardens My husband and I have collected moss from around the neighborhood and have transplanted it into an area where we are creating a moss garden. For a while it seemed as all the moss was doing well and was green, but […]

Earthworm castings on moss

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  Dear David Spain,   I have been encouraging moss in my backyard and following your tips for a regular watering schedule. I can really see a big difference in the growth of the moss since I started and we are getting very excited with the results. The trouble is that there’s often many earthworm […]

Encouraging Moss

Reader Question Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, I live in Georgia and have moss growing naturally on the bare earth in front of my house. This strip of land, between the sidewalk and street, has always been a challenge.  Since moss is growing there on it’s own, what can I do to make it fully […]

Moss And Leaves

Readers Questions Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, What is your recommendation for protecting moss from leaves? I assume the netting plays a role but I’m unsure what type and how to implement it. Thanks for any info you can provide. Jeff —– Dear Jeff, I would recommend the same 3/8 inch mesh for leaf collection […]

Moss pH preference

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I feel very fortunate to be in the position to ask anything of David Spain, moss expert, co-owner of Moss and Stone Gardens. Often, when I’m researching a piece for this blog or another media outlet, I’ve learned to question long held beliefs.  David has taught me think about moss and to question what is being […]

Moss Trending

Emerald green, rolling mounds, stillness enticing, and barefoot begging, mosses are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Primitive plants, evolving 450 million years ago — 70 million years before ferns and tens of millions more years before the first dinosaur, mosses are finally getting their due. There has been a marked trend towards moss within […]

Moss – squirrels, birds, and other moss meddling crittters

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    Dear David,   The squirrels have been digging up my attempts to grow a moss lawn.  What do you suggest?  I have so many unpleasant thoughts about ways to eat the squirrel.   Vance     Dear Vance,   I feel your pain. squirrels can be a troublesome animal in a garden.   […]