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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 […]

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 […]

Mooning Over Mosses

Sometimes the stars align just right and a client’s existing property features, our collective visions for improvement and a sky’s-the-limit budget all fall into a state of moss-induced bliss. Sometimes, but not always. That’s where a new kind of alignment and yes, the fun, begins. Often we’re called in because, in fact, the client’s existing property features […]

Growing a Greener World

In June of 2012 Moss and Stone Gardens became the focus of a fantastic television series, Growing a Greener World. Hosted by Joe Lampl’ and broadcast nationally on PBS stations, GGWTV has become known for it’s appealling coverage of a broad range of interesting and topical green subjects. Beautifully filmed in high definition, it is a […]

Love A Fair

One of my favorite movies is Love Affair from 1939 starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. It was remade as An Affair To Remember in 1957 with Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant and again as Love Affair in 1994 with Annette Bening and Warren Beatty. There is also the well known movie Sleepless In Seattle […]

When Is The Best Time To Plant Moss?

Mosses are evergreen plants. They will grow year round as long as moisture and sunlight are available at the same time. Photosynthesis is possible even below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Mosses do not have a seasonal growth habit,  instead their dormancy comes anytime they are dry. They return to active growth as soon as moisture fills their […]

Moss Man Speaks – Lawn Bad, Moss Good

The most common question I receive about moss gardening is from people who have decided to give up on their grass lawn in shady areas where naturally occurring mosses have crept in. They ask, “How do I eliminate the remaining grass?” After attempting to grow a lawn in shade, only to fail in producing a […]

Fun Faerie Facts

Faeries are famous for being known as fickle. It’s the price they pay for being beautiful or at least that’s the general assumption among the humans.  They are indeed beautiful. But to a Faerie, they are not fickle; rather, they are fiery, flirty, and fashionably adorable. Because Faeries are so often misunderstood, they felt it […]

Ageing Moss In My Moss Lawn

Readers Question A blend of Thuidium delecatulum and Hypnum cupressiforme Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, For the past 6 years I have been slowly replacing my grass lawn by encouraging the native mosses in my yard to grow. I have successfully replaced about 75% of my lawn with a lush moss carpet. Unfortunately I’ve began […]