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5 Benefits of Using Moss in Your Garden and Lawn

Written by Anne Marie DiMatteo | Mon, Dec 01, 2014

When it comes to relaxing in an environment that you find peaceful and inviting, few places can hold a candle to being on your own property and in your own home. Even if you travel to exotic locations and have seen fantastic gardens and yards, your own yard and your own land can give you a sense of satisfaction and completion you can't get anywhere else. And, if you're the outdoors type, one feature you can use to add softness and vibrancy to your landscaping is to take advantage of moss.

Why Use Moss?

Aside from the pleasing aesthetics and natural beauty of moss, you'll find that either having a bed of moss or even using moss as a yard replacement has many benefits you may not have thought of. Here are just a few benefits moss can bring to your landscaping:

Benefit #1: Easy to establish and very low maintenance.

Moss doesn't take a lot of resources to take root and to become a permanent feature, nor does it have to be trimmed and mowed like grass does.

Benefit #2: Durable.

Moss can tolerate a lot of weather and environmental factors and, even when damaged, recovers quickly.

Benefit #3: Great for shady areas in yards.

Moss will work well in areas where grass wouldn't due to a lack of sunlight exposure and lack of water.

Benefit #4: Allows you to be more flexible with your landscaping.

In conjunction with stone and in limited areas such as on a patio, moss adds new visual textures, scents and feels to your landscape.

Benefit #5: Helps create a relaxing space.

With its soft, natural look, moss creates a very tranquil environment whether you use it as a lawn substitute, a feature or even on or around walkways.

Getting Moss Done Right

You don't have the time or the desire to go through the process; you simply want the results you want. Working with a landscaping company that understands and knows how to deliver the results you want frees you up to take care of more important things. Your time is devoted to multiple projects with work, with your family and dealing with your landscaping is something you want to enjoy, not build. Landscapers who listen to your needs and desires who have the resources and capabilities to not only design and install the landscaping you want but has the staff and the dedication to maintaining your landscape perfectly simplifies your life dramatically.

Why worry about creating a perfect landscape and the condition of your yard when you can rest assured that professionals are taking care of it? You have other concerns and other needs in your life that demand your attention. Your home should be a place where you come to relax and to recharge for the future, not another project that has to be completed. Let the professionals take care of it so you can truly enjoy the results.