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Replacing lawn with moss

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ancjr, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. ancjr

    ancjr LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 173

    Anyone have any tips? From what I've read, it could be as easy as scalping, applying sulfur, and waiting. The area already has some moss present.
  2. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,616

    Wow , I must have drank a lot last night. If I didnt know better I would swear your looking to replace a lawn with moss.
  3. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    Why not? Keep the customer's maintenance costs down.

    "My Joe, that's a unique grass you have there."
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    I talked one client to just let the moss grow in one densly shaded root bound area. Looks better than scraggly grass trying to survive there. Which reminds me - I should weed the area.
  5. packey

    packey LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    interesting I have never thought of doing that my aproach would be to create a mondo grass or dwarf mondo grass planting.
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    Moss gardens aren't hard to install.

    Talk to some local nurseries and see if they have any unique varieties available.

    Go to PBS on-line, I know the Victory Garden did a show on it.

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