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Planting a moss garden

For a low maintenance garden in those tricky shady spots, try moss

Radio interview source: Al Benner, president, Moss Acres












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In shady spots without good soil, growing flowering plants and even grass can be tricky. In many cases, a moss garden fits the bill. Once established, moss gardens are virtually maintenance free. You won't need to fertilize, mow, or spray for pests, and you can use a power blower to remove debris and leaves.

Learn more about gardening with moss:

Forever green: See beautiful photos of Jeff Osser's elaborate moss gardens, and read his tips for establishing your own calming moss oasis.

Moss gardening: Penn State University recommends different types of moss for home gardeners, and offers tips for planting, propagating, transplanting and growing moss.

Thriving in the shade: Moss isn't the only plant that prefers a shady spot in your yard. Learn how to combine moss and other groundcover with flowering perennials to create an ever-changing landscape.

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