How many times have you tried to figure out a way to kill the moss in your lawn so you could grow grass in its place?
After watching this episode, you might have a whole new appreciation for moss. In fact, some may now be looking for ways to kill their grass to replace it with moss. Unlike grass, moss requires very little water, does not need any fertilizer or pesticide, mowing or mulching, and stays green all year long.
Did you know mosses are the oldest terrestrial plants on earth and even predate the dinosaurs. They have survived all this time without pollen, seeds, flowers or even roots… in fact that may be the key.
Mosses get all of their nutrients and moisture through their leaves making them simple, durable, as well as sustainable, drought tolerant and eco-friendly. In fact, collectively, mosses provide more carbon offset than all the trees in the world put together. Now THAT is green!
Our featured guest for this episode are David Spain and Ken Gergle of Moss and Stone Gardens. They know the virtues of moss better than just about anyone. They became fascinated with moss over 12 years ago and began designing and installing moss covered landscapes in Raleigh, NC.
Today, Moss and Stone Gardens is still the only all-moss nursery in the entire United States. But David and Ken are on a mission to spread the word on the virtues of these unique plants and show how they are perfect for today’s more sustainable landscapes.
This episode reveals some surprising facts about moss while we see just how beautiful it can be in mass when incorporated into almost any landscape, sun or shade.
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