Moss: Love it!

Moss: Love it!
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What are the guidelines for increasing the amount of moss on my property? Is it possible to move it from one place to another? How does one go about doing this?

- Multnomah County, Oregon

Hello and thanks for your question on moss.

In general, moss likes moist humid conditions to do well. It is somewhat difficult to move moss from one place to another, but you might have some luck if you mist or provide more water periodically. More shade will provide more habitat for moss as well, so you might keep this in mind.

I hope this helps. I am not sure of the specifics of your property and whether this is gardening related or just general. If you provide addiitonal details I may be able to provide more information.

Linda McMahan
Associate Professor, Extension Horticulturist
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