Follow the below mentioned method to prepare the soil to grow the moss lawn and get a beautifully architecture and maintenance free lawn at a minimal cost.

Summary

You can grow a moss loan and get relieved from the trouble of maintenance of your traditional grass lawn. Grow a moss lawn in your backyard and get a lawn which is maintenance free and attractive. Moss lawns are green and are easy to grow. You will be relieved of the weekly cutting, trimming, pulling weeds, feeding and fertilizing the grass along with removing and patching the dead areas

Preparing the Soil for a Moss Lawn

Grow a moss lawn for beauty and zero maintenance

Grow a moss lawn for beauty and zero maintenance

Follow the below mentioned method to prepare the soil to grow the moss lawn and get a beautifully architecture and maintenance free lawn at a minimal cost.

  • Remove all of the current grass growth from the area on which you plan to establish a moss lawn. Use a metal rake to pull out the grass and weeds.
  • Bag up the grass and weeds and move it out of the area.
  • Pick out large rocks or a large quantity of stones and pebbles from the surface of the proposed lawn.
  • Level the area by filling in low spots and knocking down high spots. You want to start the moss lawn on a level even surface because it is much more attractive than hills, valleys and holes.
  • Test your soil with a pH kit. You can buy a PH kit at a local nursery or some online retailers. A good indication of proper pH is if you already have moss growing on the lawn. Typically moss will thrive in a soil with a pH of between 5 and 6, with 5.5 being the ultimate number to strive for.
  • If your pH test indicates the pH levels are too high, add one of the following to the soil aluminum sulfate, ferrous sulfate or rock sulfur. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine how much of the pH lowering ingredient you will need to lower the pH to the correct level.
  • If your PH test indicates the pH levels are too low, add hydrated lime to the soil according to the manufacturer’s directions to raise the pH level.

Harvesting Moss

  • If you choose to harvest the moss, choose moss from somewhere locally as it will be a surety that this will grow in same environment if it is procured from a nearby place.. Some places to look for moss to harvest – look right in your own backyard, look around trees – especially oak, maple and beech trees or look in a nearby wooded area or anywhere you won’t get into trouble for harvesting your own moss.
  • If you choose to buy moss, make sure you check the climate chart to determine the type of moss that will grow in your zone. If you have a moderately sunny to very sunny yard, check to make sure the conditions are optimal for the moss. There are several varieties of moss that will grow in sunny areas. Typically moss can be purchased in flats, seed or moss that has been dried.