25 Aug 2011
I’ve always loved the look of moss. Not sure why, but I think it always makes a garden look vintage and well established. I have one flower bed in the back yard that is against the fence and gets lots of shade. I have transplanted hosta from the front gardens into this space (I love hosta too!) and it has been thriving. It has also collected a little bit of moss here and there in the bed around the hosta. I love how it looks and thought, wouldn’t it be cool if the moss spread to complete the bed and I would not have to use mulch (I am not a fan of mulch)?
We have moss in more than just the hosta bed. The hubby has been working hard hacking it up and adding grass seed to the lawn areas. I asked him to save it for me so that I could transplant it into my hosta garden.
I read online that moss likes acidic ground. We tested our ground (for the grass) and found we do have high acidity on this side of the lawn. It’s a good spot for moss. I scratched up the surface of the bed and mixed in some fertilizer. Then I placed the patches of moss all around, pushing them into the ground. I watered well and stepped back.
It’s been a few days, and it seems be taking. I hope it spreads, fingers crossed for me. As for the hosta, the holes indicate that we have slugs this year, but that is another story for another post!
Do you have moss? Do you use mulch?