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Fan Clubmoss - Running Cedar - Aesthetically Appealing Mosses for Gardens and Lawns
The Many Attributes of Using Fan Clubmoss in Landscaping
Various types of mosses are used in gardens and lawns because they are so aesthetically appealing. They have been popular in landscaping and are used as weed control ground cover, making them the perfect plant for cleaning the environment since they have toxin absorption abilities, especially in humid and wet areas. There are many other reasons to use fan clubmoss in landscaping, including:
Aid the Environment
The sole purpose of gardens and lawns is not to be topiary and attractive; they should contribute to preserving the planet. In addition to lowering requirements, moss does not need chemicals like fertilizer and other growth additives. The result is your costs are reduced, and you protect natural water sources. Manure and other chemicals navigate to groundwater, thus causing pollution, which could harm those who use the tainted water. Without this enhancement requirement, moss only needs natural water sources to survive.
Boast a Beautiful Green Appearance
Fan clubmoss considerably boosts the aesthetic of shade gardens. Typically, moss grows thick and can be designed and trimmed into a sleek topiary pattern. Most is a popular landscaping additive, especially for those who require weed control within flower gardens. While moss grows well in almost all climates and environments, they are best in moist areas with a low pH in shade gardens. If you have a decent amount of moisture and shade in your landscape, then most is an excellent ground-cover for the planting area. Even if the elements shift with the seasons, moss does not die when optimal conditions are not met. It may dry but will grow back once the requirements are re-implemented.
On the topic of water requirements, moss requires little water to maintain. The result is an inexpensive and easy to plant option for any garden. With natural plants, your water bill will likely increase to keep them alive. However, moss can survive in a variety of environments and can live without water for lengthy periods. You will enjoy the reduced work regarding watering and overall maintenance.
Fan Club Moss is a Popular Landscaping Additive for Weed Control Within Flower Gardens
If you live in an area with a dry season or experience droughts and your moss dries out, it will grow back without intervention. That means you only need to purchase a moss plant once, and it will regenerate over time. Mosses also tolerate a range of pH levels in the soil and adapt well to highly-acidic conditions. Planting moss in shady areas with low pH areas discourages grass growth, helping your other plants flourish.
Hardy Planting Zone - Grows best in zones 3 to 0
Bloom Season- Evergreen Green
Bloom Color - Not a flowering plant
Height at Maturity - Reaches 5 to 10 inches tall.
Soil Type Preferred - Well-drained, acidic soil that is rich in organic materials.
Sun or Shade - Partial to full shade
Plant Description - This evergreen perennial grows best in hardiness zones 4 to 7. Fanclub moss is used in most settings as a groundcover due to its ability to spread over an area quickly if given the optimum growth specifications. The horizontal stems hold small, scale-like leaves that are pale to medium green in color. In comparison, the plant's central branch is medium to dark green and has similar small, scale-like leaves. Nearly all the stems are arranged in a fan shape and are similar in appearance to cedar. The evergreen perennial is naturally found in woodland areas along with oak trees or conifers. Fanclub moss does not reproduce by seed but instead by releasing spores, so it does not have flower blooms, nor does it need to be pollinated. Once the plant is established in the soil, it will spread quickly using stems below the soil’s surface. Fanclub moss can reach up to 5 to 10 inches tall in its lifetime. It requires a woodland type environment to grow optimally, with its soil needing to be well-draining and acid with organic matter mixed into it. It is best to blend in shredded leaves and pine needle mulch into the first 4 to 5 inches of soil before planting for the organic matter. The plant needs to be located in an area that receives partial to full shade, as it does not tolerate direct sunlight well. The intolerance to sunlight makes it perfect for shade gardens and fills in areas of a yard that doesn’t grow grasses well. It has a shallow water requirement, preferring the soil to be dried out between watering, and it is tolerant of the low water conditions of drought. Fanclub moss requires very little maintenance in the way of pruning, only needing to be cut back or transplanted when its spread needs to be controlled. The evergreen perennial is both heat and cold tolerant, which allows it to give visual interest during multiple seasons in gardens and yards. The cedar-like appearance of the Fanclub moss makes it a great holiday decoration piece, either fresh or dried.
Prevents Soil Erosion
In mining locations, moss has proven to reclaim the land, even in spots high in mineral toxins. Other garden plants will not grow in these same sites, even when fed special fertilizers, nutrients, and soil. Moss plants are excellent at clearing the area of toxins. Also, some soil locations around the United States become excessively salty during the winter due to governmental road salting efforts to melt ice. While this helps drivers remain safe on the roads, it contaminates the water, which is dangerous to healthy plants, but moss will continue to be lush and green.
Furthermore, due to moss' durable absorption power, planting it near flood-prone areas will help soak up the moisture. These plants can absorb their weight in water ten times, making them ideal for reducing the impact of flooding or heavy rains. Moss is your go-to plant for reducing soil erosion because of water flow. The moss plant has long rhizoids that hold soil particles together to less decay.
Adding fan clubmoss to any shade garden, landscaping area, flood location or highly acidic site provides nothing but benefits. With such a low maintenance cost and labor requirement, what are you waiting for?!?! Add moss to your life today!
Fanclub moss known in the Latin terms as Diphasiastrum digitatum has many names. Running cedar, ground pine and Christmas tree moss is common names for this type mossy evergreen plant. It is super hardy in zones 4-9 and growing in thick dense patches in North America. It's widely used by upscale florists for decorating Christmas tree wreaths and all types of floral designs. It's evergreen look makes is a #1 selling lower growing