How to grow moss

homegardenadvicesMoss provides a garden age and weight while giving your garden texture. To grow moss in your garden, it is as easy as providing your moss with the right growing conditions and ensuring you stay patient.  You can grow moss on soil, rocks, bricks or pots. Here are a few tips on how to grow moss.

Growing moss on soil – Get your moss started, by picking a piece of moss and placing it on the surface you want it to grow. Before you place your moss, rake and wet the surface, so that the moss has texture to take hold. You could then place some light rocks to hold the moss in place. You will have to keep your moss moist for a few weeks to help it hold. You can tell your moss has taken hold, when it doesn’t lift and you feel a light tug.

Growing moss on rocks, bricks or pots – It can be harder to grow moss on rocks, bricks, and pots. To make this process easier, you can try cultivating your moss by mixing buttermilk and painting it on the surface. To do this you will need:

2 cups buttermilk or plain yogurt

1 – 1 1/2 cups of chopped-up moss (Fresh or Dried)

Mix these two ingredients till they are creamy and spreadable (If too thick add some water and if too thin add more moss).

You should then paint the mixture on the surface.

Moss should develop in about 6 weeks.