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Anonymous on
November 17, 2010

Q. Cultivating Moss

I am trying to grow decorative moss on some large basalt boulders in my ‘Japanese’ garden. Is there a fertilizer that would be beneficial? Do they prefer an acidic environment? Any tips on how to make them flourish?

Answered by
Heather on
November 17, 2010
Certified Expert
A.

If you take buttermilk and some moss, then blend it up (in an old blender you don't intend to use for food), you can then spread this on the object you want to have moss grow on.

 

The buttermilk help provide the additional acidity the plant likes and the moss pieces will "regrow" to cover the whole object.

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Anonymous on
January 25, 2011

Q. Moss Looking Substance on Trees

I have a moss-looking substance on my trees. What is it? What damage is it doing, and how do I get rid of it?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 26, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

It is either moss or lichen. Either way it is harmless, but if you want to get rid of it, here is some information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/treatment-tree-lichen.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/moss/moss-on-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 14, 2011

Q. Lawns

How do I get rid of moss all over my lawn? Lawn is consistently damp and shady.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 15, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This article will help you get the moss out of your yard:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/moss/killing-moss.htm

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Anonymous on
March 18, 2011

Q. Ground Moss

I have ground moss. The soil is sandy, but there is a lot of shade. The moss is worst in the winter. Is there a way to treat it?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 18, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2011

Q. Getting Rid of Moss Around Flowers

How do you get rid of moss around flowers without killing the plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 23, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 11, 2011

Q. Moss in Landscaping

On the north side in the landscaping around my house, the ground is solid moss. Will it do harm to the shrubs and plants growing there if I just leave it covering the ground, and can I beauty bark over it?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 11, 2011
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