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Moss stone

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bohiaa, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    I have never herd of moss stone,

    have a customer who wants a flower bed built around a tree using this stone.

    does anyone have any pics..

  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    ... herd of moss stone? Does it come in herds? :)

    I think its just rocks that grows moss. I would have this lady give me a sensible description of what she is talking about.

    Cultivating moss on stones! That would be an interesting challenge.
  3. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    i've never even heard of this stuff. :dizzy:
  4. The Elements Group

    The Elements Group LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    i have used "mossy rounds" and also mossy "one-man " boulders but ..... this may not be what he is looking for... you can create moss with buttermilk and miracle-gro this could be an option....... good luck
  5. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Ha, I can see it now..... A herd of stones roaming the country side. Would they be like lemmings and throw themselves off of cliffs, they would be dumber than rocks. :laugh: Or, how about rolling stones.
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I think you just came up with a commercial for selling moss stone to LCOs. :laugh:
  7. Bush_Baron

    Bush_Baron LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Go to Wayne's Landscaping, corner of Beltway 8, and 288. They carry Moss Stone, as do many supplier's in the Houston area. Moss Stone has a blend of colors, moss green, brown, and gray. It is popular for bedding boarders. They will ask you if you want "stackable" moss stone, you want "stackable". The stackable goes pretty quick, so if they do not have it, ask them when their next delivery will be, and make yourself available to hand pick the stones you want. It sells for a few cents more per pound...around .14-.16.
  8. Precedence

    Precedence LawnSite Member
    Messages: 50


    This is weathered limestone, it's sold as moss rock in my area.
  9. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    The local box store carries some pieces that look like the weathered limestone. I will have to check and see what it is called.
  10. Kate Butler

    Kate Butler LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Collect some moss, put in a blender with milk (doesn't have to be buttermilk), pour result over the stones you want to grow moss...

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