• 92012081

    While this sounds very tempting I have to wonder how well moss lawns deal when your neighbors have their lawns treated and you get the inevitable overspray of herbicide.

    • http://glueandglitter.com Becky Striepe

      That’s a great question, and I’m not sure. We’re fortunate that our lawn isn’t adjacent to any neighboring lawns – there’s a shared driveway on one side and our neighbor’s driveway runs the length of his property on the other.

  • Kuri

    I’m actually a bit surprised to read that they take less water, because when I’d looked into moss yards before, I was told that the very sunny, dry condition of my yard wouldn’t work for moss. I’ll have to recheck that.

    • Becky Striepe

      It takes quite a bit of water to establish, but as I understand it once it’s going, moss is quite hardy. It doesn’t do well in direct sunlight at all, though. Shady areas are where moss thrives.

  • http://www.mossacres.com Nancy Chuch

    Moss Milkshake is available in individual cartons at http://mossacres.com/shade-plants.asp#Milkshake.

    Most mosses, especially those in the Moss Milkshake, require extensive shade with some dappled sunlight. Moss also requires a constant level of moisture to get established from the Milkshake or from fragments or transplanted sheets or clumps. However, once established, moss requires little to no watering. By “constant level of moisture” I mean it should be misted or sprayed once every hour or so for 10 minutes or so. It will need time to “breathe” in between, and should never sit in a pool or pond of water.

    Nancy Church
    nancy@mossacres.com

    • Becky Striepe

      Thanks for the tips, Nancy! We’re definitely not watering ours constantly enough, since we don’t have a sprinkler, just a hose.

  • http://hybridhopes.blogspot.com/ steph

    The mossy areas in my lawn die down every year as soon as the rainy season’s over.
    I never water my lawn on purpose. It gets watered the few times a year I rinse off my car, but that’s it. And never any chemicals. And I have chickens, who love to eat grass and do a pretty good job of preventing need to bust out my reel/girlpowered mower until mid to late april.
    I think moss VS grass really depends on your climate.

    • Becky Striepe

      Interesting! I bet you’re right. It’s quite humid around here, and our mossy areas stay pretty much constantly covered.

      I love the idea of letting the chickens help with maintaining the lawn! I bet those are some happy chickadees. :)

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  • PeterGreen12

    If you are having trouble with lawn moss then one of the best things to do would be to use lawn moss killer to help get rid of it. This is a really good thing to use and is definitely something that I would recommend to others.