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What can I use the removed moss from my lawn for?

Moss is just fine in your compost! Moss is one of the great opportunists in the plant world. Moss is not hurting your lawn. The presence of moss is telling us your lawn is not vigorous enough, you ...
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Is the moss harvested by jet washing my driveway a good soil?

I was just thinking about this a couple of days ago as I scooped up moss near my garden and replaced it with hemlock mulch. The moss is still alive, it's very hardy. Plus, it's home to untold ...
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Does moss harm the tree it grows on?

Moss will not harm the tree! Good news indeed because the forests around here would be in BIG trouble! Moss does not have true roots - their "roots" are just for the purpose anchoring themselves to ...
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What's the best way to eliminate the moss in a shady, damp area of my lawn?

Since you are a renter, I would suggest embracing the moss as a short green groundcover that tolerates the conditions, since grass won't, and as a renter you can't solve the conditions that favor moss ...
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What kind of stone/surface can I grow moss on?

In carved stone, there shouldn't be any chemicals or toxins. At least, as part of rock, they shouldn't be coming away (people typically carve out of hard rock, so that will diminish wear and tear). ...
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How to reduce the growth of moss on the ground and on the tree?

Moss is an opportunist. Spores are everywhere. The moss on the ground is not making the moss on the tree. Moisture (we must be looking at the north side of your tree, yes)? Is all moss needs. I ...
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How can I get rid of the moss growth on my lawn, and improve its overall health?

Now I can see the images, a few things.There is not much moss, but there is dog lichen and what looks like new thistle growth coming through - either that or some kind of lichen growth, but if it ...
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order of actions to revive and maintain (or re-purpose) abandoned orchard

In dealing with an overgrown or neglected orchard, assuming that "orchard" fits what you want to do, major pruning is almost always needed. Ripping it all out is likely to be a step backward unless ...
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What can I use the removed moss from my lawn for?

You can add it to a compost heap, so long as one part moss is mixed with 4 parts other materials. It can also be stored in a bag and added to the compost over time if there's too much straightaway. ...
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What's the best way to eliminate the moss in a shady, damp area of my lawn?

Unfortunately, there isn't an easy long term answer - the reason there's moss there is because of the conditions you describe - shady and damp. What happens over time is, the moss takes over, grass ...
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New owner of large lawn, struggling to demoss & deweed

It is not carved in stone that domestic lawns have to be weed and moss free. In fact your life will be a lot, lot easier if you stop seeing "weeds" (aka wild flowers) and moss as a problem. ...
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Is there a red or similar-looking moss that will grow on a stone statue?

There is a red lichen, but as far as I'm aware, lichens are not something you'd be able to buy, and even if you could, you can't just attach it in some way. The usual method is to paint the statue ...
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Is dry sphagnum moss dead?

This product is primarily intended for use as a growing medium for particular plants such as Sarracenia/carnivorous ones, or for mixing in to other materials to create a particular potting mix to ...
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What is the benefit of using peat?

Peat has been extensively used for years as a soil amendment or an ingredient in the mix for potting composts. Nutrient level is low to non existent, but because it holds onto water, it can also ...
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What is this moss-like plant?

Definitely Marchantia polymorpha, but that and the presence of moss means the soil in that container or pot or whatever it is is stagnant and waterlogged. It needs aerating by turning the soil over, ...
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Remove lichen from sidewalk

Power or pressure washing is the only way to remove this growth. What I think is causing this is excess fertilizer. From washing out of your grass and over the sidewalk or after fertilizing, you ...
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Will moss affect my indoor rubber trees?

Fixus elastica is native to humid climate, therefore it makes good friends with moss. As for the moss, it depends on the indoor humidity a lot. If you have powerful heating, which dries the air, the ...
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New owner of large lawn, struggling to demoss & deweed

I think the leaves you show may be daisy leaves, but time will tell - some people like a few daisies in the lawn, but the clumps do tend to spread. You will need to use a separate lawn weedkiller - ...
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Is the moss harvested by jet washing my driveway a good soil?

It's not soil, and it's not effectively peat, (first, it's almost certainly the wrong species, second, it's not long dead and sitting in bog water, which is a succinct description of what the ...
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order of actions to revive and maintain (or re-purpose) abandoned orchard

It's hard to give detailed advice without actually seeing what you've got there. It sounds like a relatively large area, with around 400 trees. I think you should start by simply thinking about it - ...
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Remove lichen from sidewalk

Lichens are usually found anywhere that is damp, you mentioned trees, you can tell exactly how much sulphur is in the air by what species of lichen is growing there almost the exact (SO²)µg/m³ but I ...
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Is having moss in your terrarium similiar to a layer of activated charcoal?

No, having a layer of moss in a closed terrarium is not similar to having activated charcoal, they serve different purposes.The activated charcoal, placed between the soil and the moss, acts as a ...
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What can I use the removed moss from my lawn for?

Not quite “in the garden” — but you can always consider drying the moss and selling it at a local crafts fair or flea market, or selling or gifting the moss to a friend who will do so. Similar to one ...
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Does moss harm the tree it grows on?

Moss is of no health concern to trees. Spanish Moss (which isn't a moss) hangs from branches and its weight can be harmful, but actual moss is nothing to worry about. Proper care is necessary to have ...
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Does moss harm the tree it grows on?

If moss GIRDLES the tree YES it can. If moss is completely surrounding the tree and stays there long enough to hold moisture next to the bark, that will allow bacteria to begin decomposing the bark ...
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What to do with moss on rock?

You should start liking the mosses. Very nice and relaxing. And it make your garden have an "alpine look". You may remove it (strong brush), or just turning them, but they will return quickly, unless ...
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What to do about white powder on moss

You are correct it looks like fungi growing on the dead parts of the moss. But then again, as @kevinsky pointed out This could be the result of incorrect watering leading to salts being deposited on ...
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How can I add moss edging around my raised beds?

If your raised beds are in full sun, then no moss will ever grow around them. I can offer you two alternatives: Bricks, or brick-sized pavers, set up against the edges of the beds along all four ...
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Is this lichen or some other fungus on my palm tree?

I looks like mostly moss with small bits of light green lichen. I doubt either will harm the tree.
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Covering moss for a raised bed garden

Moss is usually a sign that there is too much shade for anything else to grow. Think of old trees, moss is usually found on the North side of the stems where the sun don't shine. Vegetables and ...
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