Moss Benefits When Used In Landscaping

Posted by Tammy Sons on Feb 23, 2022

Gardening is a beautiful, ecologically beneficial, and mentally soothing hobby. Gardening also tends to make one more aware of the negative aspects of chemical fertilizers and pesticides on the environment. While using more environmentally friendly gardening products is one answer, there is another, much simpler one that few people know about yet. This is the beautiful practice of gardening with moss.

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Moss is not only lovely, but it is an environmentally friendly plant and one that is simple to maintain in good health. There are more benefits to gardening with moss than just enhancing the appearance of your garden, though. Here are some of the others.

Moss is Inexpensive and Easy to Keep Healthy in Your Garden

Most gardening shops will have moss,and it is an inexpensive plant. Carpet moss and sheet moss are the most common types of gardens, but there are others you may want to explore. You can even transfer mosses directly from the forest to your garden for free, and there is an excellent chance it will latch onto your garden and thrive there.

Moss is straightforward to care for, as it requires nothing special for it to be healthy and vibrant. You don't need to supplement your soil with anything, you don't need to use fertilizer or pesticides on it to keep it in good shape, and it requires no special grooming. You won't have to mow or trim moss. It tends to stay in its own lane once it's transplanted; this means it will enhance the beauty of your garden without overgrowing it. Once you see it, you'll know that moss gives a tranquil fairyland look to any garden.

Moss Improves the Health of Your Garden

Moss will improve the health of other plants in your garden. It does this in a variety of ways. For example, it attracts lizards, frogs, and insects. These charming creatures will keep away undesirable insects for you by eating them. Plus, they add charm to your garden.

Moss has a bitter taste, too, so it will repel animals that might otherwise come to snack on your garden plants, like deer. One taste of moss, and they will stay away.

Another excellent benefit of moss is its ability to deter common garden fungal infections. There are biochemical compounds in moss that deter these infections, which means you do not have to use environmentally harmful chemicals on your plants to keep them healthy. The moss will do it for you for free.

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It Helps to Reduce Air Pollution and Conserves Water

Moss doesn't need to be mowed, so you can dispense with gas-powered lawnmowers that pollute the air. Moss also only needs a tiny bit of hydration to do well. Usually, morning dew is sufficient. In dry spells, you can lightly mist it once a week, and it will be in peak condition.

As you can see, gardening with mosses is a beautiful choice for your garden. Try it, and enjoy the beauty and the benefits.