Making Moss in your Garden

Adding moss to your garden can make a pretty unique look. It’s pretty easy to create moss and it can be “added” to a variety of items, like these clay posts…

Or this purse that has been re-purposed as a planter…

Maybe you’d like to see it on some lawn ornaments or statues…

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Unique, really pretty and rather simple to do…

1) You can lift mosses that you already have around your home and garden with a basic garden trowel. Once you’ve lifted it, chop it up finely and spread it out in a thin layer to dry for about 3 days. If you don’t have any you can easily purchase a package of moss spores.

2) Mix the chopped moss (or package of spores) in a blender with 2 cups of buttermilk or plain yogurt & blend it until it’s nice & smooth.

3) Pour it all into a bowl; using a paintbrush, cover the outside of the object of your choice generously.

4) Place the “painted” item into a large plastic bag & use a twist tie to keep it closed.

5) Put it in a cool & shaded spot for about 10 days until the moss starts to grow. Once you see growth remove the item from the plastic bag.

If you’ve “mossed” a planter of some type be sure to use plants that require regular watering as the moss needs water.

Be creative! Use and re-purpose items you have already, like this old chair…


About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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3 Responses to Making Moss in your Garden

  1. teresa ann costello says:

    I am eager to try this also. I live in NY. Would this die on a chair in the winter months, then? Thanks and God bless you,
    In Christ, Teresa
    from Long Island, NY.


  2. I have happily watched the “lawn” in the shaded part of my back yard be replaced by a number of moss species. Adding to their mass using the techniques you describe would bring such soft beauty. However, can moss placed on an item such as the chair or pots over-winter in Zone 4 to 5 if I use the mosses currently thriving on soil? Thanks!


    • Hi, thanks for visiting Fun Flower Facts! Mosses are evergreens so yes, they should be fine growing in your zone, even on a chair. If the moss in your garden is thriving in the shade I would guess you have a shade loving species, therefore I would be sure to place a moss covered chair in the shade as well. I would not use the technique described above on your lawn! Really, all that moss needs to grow is moisture and no competition from other plants, leaves, etc. Keep your lawn clean & watered, its a delicate balance as you need water for the moss to grow but not so much that the grass thrives!
      Good luck! Send me a picture of your finished project if this technique works for you!

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