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Sphagnum Moss - 25 Square Feet

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Sphagnum Moss is pure to grow and requires a few basics. Most folks might not consider lawns a beautiful alternative, but they indeed are, and they can create a lovely, dense green ground cover instead of traditional grass. It's also kind to the environment in a small way because this type can store large amounts of carbon, which helps reduce global warming. The living plant works in shady areas with moist soil and is low-growing, forming thick mats. It is so muscular it can support the weight of a magnificent moose walking across it.

Sphagnum Moss Loves Acidic Soil

In nature, the plant is found in acidic soil around wet, boggy areas and wooded swamps. That means lime is not a friend of this type. The plant only likes partial to full shade and does well in well-drained soil, sandy or clay forms.

Sphagnum Moss Makes A Stunning Blanket On The Ground

Sphagnum Moss produces a velvety green blanket and is Ideal for sloping areas and places where grass has difficulty growing. The plant also features tiny leaves that grow very close to the stem; some have "teeth." The dense clumps they amass can even float atop bog water. It's resilient and draws nutrients from the air and water rather than the soil. It makes for the perfect shady garden and adds interesting texture, greenery, and, in other terms, "calming beauty" to one's landscape design. They can even increase underwater.

Sphagnum Moss Needs A Low pH To Grow

This particular type needs a low pH to grow in soil or near the water with lime. It often grows in clusters but is relatively small. Though these clusters are small, they are incredibly dense. These clusters, called bog mats, are so close together that they could float on the water. It has a very shallow root system, making it versatile and able to grow almost anywhere.

Sphagnum Moss Has Striking Small Leaves

Sphagnum Moss has small leaves. The leaves are small and often have tiny teeth. The leaves can vary in color from red, burgundy, yellow, or brown, depending on their growing area. However, the leaves are usually light green because the capillary tubes hold water like a sponge.

Therefore, you can squeeze it out and reuse it. Finding it dry can be used as an excellent fuel or fire starter if you are ever in a survival situation. Though it doesn't burn as long as other things, you could use it as fuel. Since this type grows in swamps and wet areas, it is hard to find it dry as a fire starter.