Getting moss to grow

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by JLSLLC, Jun 26, 2019.


    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Wanted to toss this out there...

    Haven't had a chance to search, . How do you keep moss growing, or take over a yard? Customer likes the no maintenance, but some spots of grass is showing.They don’t want grass.Past two seasons more has grown, but like mentioned patches etc.

    Some pics, TIA
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  2. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Moss likes shade and moisture usually does better in acidic soil but not necessary

    You can pull weeds or carefully string trim them flush eventually most die or stay small from trimming off all there leaves or blades
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  3. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
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    I love moss. I sprayed Ornamec on mine to kill the grass. It worked and did not harm the moss. I’ve also used Celsius for weeds without adversely affecting the moss.

    I’ve heard that glyphosate will not hurt the moss either (moss is avascular), but I haven’t tried it.

    It’s important to keep leaves and debris blown off of the moss. It thrives on neglect.
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  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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    I just PM'd you with contact info for a colleague of mine who has been successful with moss gardens in NJ.
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