Cushion Moss is aptly named “cushion moss” due to its growth in green, and sometimes silvery-white clumps. It tends to grow in moist places, such as woods or swamps, and prefers the shade, though partial sunlight does not harm it. The clumps can range from a few centimeters to several feet in diameter, and can form new cushions by forming and dropping “new” plants from its sides. This moss can absorb and retain water, keeping it alive and healthy for a longer period of time than mosses that are less water retainable.
Cushion moss can create a serene and tranquil look for your yard. It can even be used to “dress up” a garden or pond area, and also works well for bird houses. Other places that can aesthetically benefit are between flagstones, along walkways, bird baths, on decorative rocks, under trees, on logs, and even on walls! Moss isn’t called “nature’s carpet” for nothing.
This moss is relatively low-maintenance. Once you plant it in a shady area clear of leaves and other debris and water it thoroughly, the moss will begin to grow. The cleaner the patch of soil is, the faster the growth will facilitate. It is important to note that the ground and water cannot be too alkaline or the moss will not do well. You can use sulfur powder to acidify the soil.
To keep it alive, the moss should be watered, especially during a dry season. Also, you will need to clear the moss of leaves and other debris, perhaps by lightly sweeping a broom over the moss. Be careful! The clumps can easily be uprooted, but if that happens they just need to be put back into place. Some people hang a net over the moss bed to catch leaves, then roll it away to reveal a clean expanse of lovely moss.
This item is shipped in clumps. Each clump is between 4-4 to 12-12 inches. The clumps will add up to the total square footage you order. Ships year round.
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