Tag Archives: Moss Rocks!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Rock’n Party!

This past weekend Moss and Stone Gardens had the honor to assist Helen Yoest with the hosting of the VIP party for the J. C. Raulston Arboretum, which was a wrap-up event for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Ruby C. McSwain education center. After two days of ceremony and appreciation, Saturday night was all […]

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 […]

Moss And Ant Mounds

Readers Question Dear Moss And Stone Gardens, Ant hills are taking over my moss lawn…is there a safe way to remedy this problem? It seems to be breaking up the moss and leaving spotty areas of sand. It has taken several years to fill and I hate to see it destroyed with ant hills. So […]

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 […]