Plants By Type
Carpet Moss looks like a lovely green carpet or even a piece of green velvet, and that's what Carpet Moss resembles. Now, imagine purchasing this "live" moss by the sheets for use as a landscaping accent on a residential or commercial property.
There shouldn't be too much of a mystery with moss, because it's actually a real plant without flowers that grows in damp or shady areas. It's an evergreen with barely there roots. Carpet moss is a versatile plant, in that it's sustainable as a lawn replacement or for those with an artistic mind, a sculptural backdrop to lend unique beauty to a garden, courtyard or home's surroundings.
To put it simply, Carpet Moss makes an excellent groundcover, and it grows by spreading mainly outward, rather than upward. It's a low maintenance type of plant but does have a few preferences. First, Carpet Moss can thrive just about anywhere, and its hardy zones are 3 to 11. In order to remain moist, this moss type requires full or partial shade. It can be walked upon but can also become damaged by heavy foot traffic, because the roots are so shallow.
In nature, Carpet Moss is found growing under shady trees and around brooks and lakes and other bodies of water. When used as landscaping, Carpet Moss can grow successfully on wood, rocks and soils and is sold from the nursery in square feet as a bareroot plant. It is not fussy about the pH either, appearing to thrive in most soil conditions.
One really cool facet about Carpet Moss, is its transplantable feature. In other words, this velvety green carpet can be broken apart and replanted in multiple locations, thanks to its shallow roots.
Carpet Moss is a super choice when considering a new green accent to the landscape. It creates a vibrant lush background.
Carpet Moss is an excellent plant that excels in the Northern part of the United States. It is not very tall and will grow outwards instead of upwards. It can spread over many things including asphalt, edges and dividers and is classified as a ground cover plant. It will grow even faster and more efficiently when watered often and given plenty of space to branch out. This plant does not have any flowers, but the greenery is excellent all its own. It can grow in a wide range of soil conditions, and many use it to accent structures in their garden area. The greenery has appendages that are similar to an arm and give this plant a very soft and fleece like look. This moss can even be trimmed back to keep in the desired location with no harm to the plant at all. It is perfect for shady areas and will bring a lot of colors no matter where it is planted in the landscape. This moss will stay green for the majority of the year and is great at acclimating itself to its surrounding environment and climate. This moss will grow and spread over almost anything from walkways to rooftops and even wood floors and other items found in the garden or home area. The green coloration of this moss is very bright and extravagant and will bring everything in the garden to life and the forefront. It is perfect for helping to bring all the colors and other plants together in a magnificent fashion.