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Ground Cover from Moss Acres.
If you are searching for an evergreen ground
cover that will make you feel like a kid foot loose and
free in the woods again, why not consider moss?
Moss is not only an evergreen ground cover
that is visually appealing, it is also a ground cover that
requires little to no maintenance – no mowing, no
fertilizer or pesticides, and actually no watering to survive
(moss can go dormant and dry for months on end). An
evergreen ground cover that stays green all winter, moss
is an ideally suited shade loving plant that obtains all
its nutrients from the air and from rainfall – it
has no true roots.
The four mosses offered by Moss Acres are
certainly evergreen, but to look their best and to thrive
they do require considerable amounts of shade. The
beauty of an evergreen ground cover like moss is that your
garden can look great year round. Unlike grass that
browns out in the winter, moss actually likes colder temperatures
and stays green all winter long.
When considering which evergreen ground
cover is best suited for your location, keep in mind
that moss will grow on most any bare soil surface – even
poor quality soils that are sand or clay based. This
evergreen ground cover actually prefers a compact soil,
low in organic matter. As a shade ground cover for
moss covered paths, hypnum / fern moss is ideal, as it can tolerate
moderate foot traffic. Because moss is evergreen,
even a backyard patio can look great year-round with fern
moss growing between the flagstones or bricks.