Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Moss...Foe or Friend?
And not just on a rock, but all through out the lawn, my garden beds, my fence, the roof and the driveway. Its also growing on the mulch in my garden beds, the exterior walls, on tree limbs and my trellis, even the patio and porch are covered in this fuzzy green nuisance this year! Seriously, I must have what moss loves!
So what to do? It obviously loves my yard. It is maintenance free and requires no care. Many would think those two qualities alone would make it a perfect plant for my yard. Do I fight "the battle of the moss" every year or do I just give up in defeat and wave my little white flag and surrender? I have to say, I am thinking the later might be better for my sanity. Make the moss in my garden a friend, learn to love it and incorporate its deep green beauty as part of the over all plan for the garden! As I already have to deal with it on the house exterior and so many other areas. To the moss I say...."Stay in my lawn, live happily on those rocks and climb those branches. Just don't be too upset when I blast your friend that is growing on my roof!"
Moss, I will learn to love you!