Live Moss Comes In Sheets, Example Sizes 6"x6". Moss Weighs .75-1 Lb Per Square Foot, depending on the dampness of the moss when it's harvested
Mosses Are Perfect For Shade Areas Of Landscaping & Easy To Maintain
Moss’ velvety beauty and the fact that most species don’t like too much sun makes it an ideal plant for a shade garden. It is also a singularly hardy plant. It can be shipped, and if the gardener can’t install it right away, it can simply be put in the fridge or freezer until the time is right. It can be whirled up in a blender with some beer, poured into a spot in the garden or painted onto a terra cotta pot and still grow beautifully. Besides being good for a shady spot, moss is a solution to that area in the garden that’s a bit damp and acidic and where little else can grow.
Moss is also unusual in that it reproduces by spores instead of seeds. It does not have roots and gets its nutrients from the rain and air. It needs just enough light to perform photosynthesis. Even if moss dries out, it just needs a spritz of water to revive. Other than this, moss needs very little care also as it has the look of a lush, green carpet that feels delicious beneath bare feet.
Speaking of carpets, there are many kinds of moss, including carpet moss. It is used for large areas in the garden. Carpet moss changes color as it ages. It begins as a bright green-gold then darkens to emerald.
Sheet moss is used to fill in those spaces between pavers, and cushion moss comes in balls. It has a silvery sheen to it. Rock cap moss is not only good for a shade garden, but for a rock garden. It can be painted on stones and boulders, where it will happily grow.
A gardener who wants a bit of height to their moss can consider haircap moss, which can grow taller than a foot but is usually found in heights of between 2 and 7 inches. The botanical name for this type of moss is the fascinating Polytrichum commune.