Questions tagged [moss]

Non-vascular spore plants, division *Bryophyta*.

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Is there anything wrong with allowing moss to grow around herbs?

I've started up a pot of Basil sprouts indoors under a lamp, and it seems like some moss is beginning to grow around them. Is there anything wrong with having moss in the same pot? Any problems with ...
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How do I control weeds and moss on a brick walkway and driveway?

I have a brick driveway and a brick walkway. There is no grout between the bricks. In the sunny areas, small weeds grow between the bricks. In the shadier areas, moss grows between the bricks. The ...
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How do I grow moss indoors?

I have started to grow moss indoors and am looking for more advice. I saw some information online, but I am hoping to clarify some points here. If I keep the moss in a closed jar then how do I avoid ...
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What can I use the removed moss from my lawn for?

I have an awful lot of moss in my lawn and I've been raking it out and collecting a lot of it. I've read that it might not be a great idea to put moss in the compost bin and I'm averse to throw away ...
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How can I remove the moss growing on my lawn?

I have a lot of fairly thick, short moss growing on my lawn. The grass seems to be growing through it and looks healthy, but I still have a carpet of moss. I try raking it, but it's relentless and ...
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Translucent worms are growing on my moss, will they move onto other plants?

I started growing moss indoors and I now see a strange discoloration with a few tiny translucent worms on it. The moss is in an open jar and I mist it twice a day and keep it moist. How can I ...
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Does moss harm the tree it grows on?

I have seen some trees with a thick layer of moss growing on their branches, does this harm the tree? Should this layer of moss be removed or can it safely be left on the tree?
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How can I grow moss on our fireplace?

We have a large fireplace made of rocks from the Craters of the Moon park in Southern Idaho. The rocks are very rough and already have some dry moss on them, but really, the whole thing's a kind of ...
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How to reduce the growth of moss on the ground and on the tree?

We have a Norwegian Maple tree in front of the house. But it has lots of moss in the branches, stem and in the ground. One of my neighbor said the tree is getting the moss from the ground. Last year ...
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What kind of light is needed for moss and ferns?

I'm planning to set up a nano-vivarium to grow moss and ferns indoor like shown in the picture below. My question is what kind of light is best or which lamps should I use? I don't have any ...
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What is this moss-like plant?

I found this weird mossy plant growing in my pot. It has a cool shape actually. There are crater-like pits on its leaf. I really liked it and want to know its name. I live in Istanbul, Turkey.
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order of actions to revive and maintain (or re-purpose) abandoned orchard

[First question here on gardening and landscaping SE, please excuse my English and terminology. I would like to ask a 'few' questions (sorry for long post) but I'm mostly looking for some directions/...
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How to prevent mold growth on moss ( kept in a closed jar )?

The moss is kept in a closed, humid environment, and white mold is taking over in some parts. Any advise on how to prevent the mold from competing and overtaking the moss? When I look for answers on ...
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What's the best way to eliminate the moss in a shady, damp area of my lawn?

I need to sort out a patch of grass at the back of my garden. It's covered in moss as you can see from the picture. I'm not an expert of any sort when it comes to the garden but I would like it to ...
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Is there a way to undo the damage to moss after applying a moss killer?

I applied moss killer and the moss turned black in numerous places on my lawn but especially in a couple of shady 3'x 3' patches. But I have read a couple of articles saying that moss isn't that bad ...
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How can I encourage moss to grow on my lawn?

I'm trying to replace some of the grass in my lawn (in the shadier parts of it) with moss. How should I go about doing that?
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What kind of stone/surface can I grow moss on?

If I'm trying to grow moss on a stone sculpture, is there anything I should be on the look out for? I'm thinking of certain chemicals or other toxins that might be in some sculptures. Does the statue ...
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Remove lichen from sidewalk

I have lichen all over my sidewalk. It seems to only be on my part of the sidewalk on my street. I do have some trees that overhang and cause lots of shade. What is the best way to remove this stuff ...
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What is the benefit of using peat?

What is the point of adding peat (peat-moss/sphagnum-peat/sedge-peat/etc.) to soils and substrates? What benefit does it provide? I like the texture of it, and being that it's composed of partially ...
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Is dry sphagnum moss dead?

When you buy dried/dehydrated, compacted bricks of sphagnum moss from gardening suppliers and stores, etc., is it supposed to be alive, and/or able to grow, upon rehydration? Or is it dead? I bought ...
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Will top dressing over moss kill the moss?

I have some very mossy areas in my lawn, I began to address this with soil samples, aeration, branch removal for more sun and of moss killer last summer/fall. This spring I plan to top dress areas of ...
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How do I safely eradicate mold without hurting cactus seedlings?

Here are some of my seedlings, sown a little bit less than a month ago. As you can see, there's mold starting to form. I am using the baggie method whereby the pot with the seeds is enclosed in a ...
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What is killing my moss?

We have great moss growing between and on the bricks on a patio on the north side of our house. It always seems to do well. This fall I slipped on what I thought was mud, but actually appears to be ...
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What type of moss is best suited for a hanging Kokedama (moss ball)?

I have tried rock cap moss but it does not hold together very well. Works fine if you display the ball on a flat surface but I am looking to make one that will hang by a string. Is there a specific ...
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How can I add moss edging around my raised beds?

It’s hard to mow around them so I want to add moss about a foot around each so I don’t have to mow close to them. I’ve been trying to research the best mosses for this but have been having a hard time ...
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Is there a red or similar-looking moss that will grow on a stone statue?

I'd like to try growing some moss on a stone statue. As it's of a dragon (and I'm Welsh) it really like it to be red-ish, at least in parts. Any advise on a red moss, or some other plant that I ...
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What types of mosses are in this flat tray?

Would anyone be able to identify any on the mosses in this picture? I'm trying to make something similar but am having difficulty choosing suitable mosses.
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How do I remove moss from patio? [duplicate]

I have a stone patio outside my back door, built with (approx.) 12"x12" pavers. Each spring, moss grows up through the cracks between the bricks. I have scraped it off and dug it out as best I could ...
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How can I get rid of the moss growth on my lawn, and improve its overall health?

I have a large-ish garden and I live in West Yorkshire, UK. I moved to this house in December of 2016, and it is only now that things have settled down and I am able to spend some time doing gardening....
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Does moss sprout leaves?

I had some moss in one of my seedlings pot and I asked what I should do with it here in GSE. I was assured it was mostly harmless so I left it be. However, a couple of days ago, it has sprouted leaves....
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Most effective method for growing moss outdoors?

I have a bare patch of shady ground in my background, about 10 feet by 15 feet in area, where I'd like to start growing a healthy layer of moss this year. I have a limited budget, less than $100 US. I'...
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Covering moss for a raised bed garden

I would like to put a raised garden about 2x8 feet 6 inches deep but the area is covered in thick moss. If I cover it with a pourous plastic sheeting under the garden dirt will the moss die? Is a ...
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Lawn repair - Heavy moss, damp.

Location: UK I have recently purchased a house (Last November) with a large lawn to the rear. I am very new to gardening but have realised I'm going to have to learn quick if I want to make the most ...
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Does moss require darkness when grown indoors?

People always say that moss prefers to grow in (moist) dark, dappled, shady, or otherwise low-light conditions. Strictly speaking, I don't believe that's the case. I think in a natural environment it ...
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What small pines and deciduous trees are suitable for terrarium culture?

I am building a terrarium for some ex-Oregon family members. I really want to capture Oregon with its moss, ferns, trees and of course pine trees. I don't know of really any small pine trees that ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I was pulling weeds and noticed the trunk of this palm tree in my backyard has a lot of moss on it. A google search described lichen but I’m not sure it looks the same as what the images of lichen on ...
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Is it better to use soil and moss or just moss for a Kokedama (moss ball)?

I have come across different sources on how to make a Kokedama. A major conflict I am finding is what the Kokedama should consist of. Some suggest just wrapping the roots of the plant in moss. While ...
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What is the type of moss that commonly grows in dirt, trees, and bricks?

I'm trying to grow moss for my paludarium, and there's a certain type of moss that is very common (especially during fall) that you can see growing in hard-packed dirt, trees, and bricks -- (at least ...
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What to do about white powder on moss

I've got a pot with a bonsai tree. Recently I started seeing a white powder over the moss at the bottom. Is that some kind of fungus? What can I do about it? The tree pot is inside, gets quite a lot ...
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Will moss affect my indoor rubber trees?

I've recently found moss growing very prettily in my outdoor pots, which I haven't paid much attention to over winter. I don't expect it'll do very well in summer out there, but I have Ficus elastica ...
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Is having moss in your terrarium similiar to a layer of activated charcoal?

I am making a terrarium and almost everywhere (on the web) it says to add a layer of activated charcoal between the soil and drainage rocks. I plan on creating a sort of 'meadows' look by making small ...
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How can I stop outside stone steps getting so slippery?

We have a set of steps through our garden, underneath trees so it's always shady. They were re-laid last summer using nice stones and old bricks for the step edges, but already they are treacherous ...
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Is this some kind of moss?

When I took the lid off of a large container of my composted soil that I had stored in the garage, I found this! Small whitish little balls all over the top of the soil and growing up the side of the ...
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What is this (moss/mold?) growing in my Dill flowerpot?

There are some little things that look like moss growing next to the Dill. They don't really look like tiny Dills, but I have no idea what it is. The pot is on a 5th story window in a very urban ...
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Disease on Thuja Occidentalis

In our garden there are two northern white-cedars (thuja occidentalis) that have gotten a strange light-greenish area on the base of their stem (see the image enclosed). The infected species are in ...
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Help identifying this dark color moss

I got the following type of moss and I would like to find out its exact name and as bonus a recommendation if this is appropriate for the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula): Related question on Help ...
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A list of obtainable plants that need very little light? [duplicate]

I have just moved into my new flat. And again, I'm noticing that plants make the difference between a place feeling rather dull and dead or being nice to hang out at. So here is my central question: ...
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What to do with moss on rock?

I have several rocks like this with moss growing. They are quite old. Frankly we don't like moss What to do with this? Some options I am thinking: Leave alone - Because removing will make it look ...
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Help identifying this light color moss

I got the following type of moss and I would like to find out its exact name and as bonus a recommendation if this is appropriate for the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula): Related question on Help ...
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How do I best sow moss?

I have some patches of bare earth in my back yard where the grass just will not grow. I figured I'd give a go at seeding it for moss, since I've heard that it works better for some poor soil ...