Mosses were considered to be the foe of the gardener; they would remove them from walls and lawns. Now, with a growing awareness of environmental pollutants and benefits mosses can bring, attitudes towards mosses is slowly changing.
Moss growth is understood as a natural process, as a visible sign of clean air. Part of nature.
In contrast, moss gardens have long been part of Japanese culture.
They have taught that caring for moss is different to caring for traditional garden plants. This is due to the fact that mosses do not absorb water and nutrients through roots but through their entire leaf surface. In fact, mosses don’t have roots.
If you want to make a moss garden, you can of course allow the moss to grow spontaneously, especially in small, shaded areas. However, such efforts are rarely successful and are often accompanied by disappointment.
The quickest and most effective way in which to create moss gardens is by using mats with onto which the moss has already been cultivated. This method has been used for many years in Japan and leads to a quick and effortless moss garden.
Over the years of work and improvement, Green’s Green Ltd based in Japan has developed and patented their innovative moss mats.
Due to their durability and ease of care, SUNAGOKE moss mats are perfect to use on roofs, vertical gardens and road verges. A perfect solution to help off-set carbon emissions.
There is no need to use any pesticides or fertilisers on moss as it has no natural predators. Due to the substances found within moss, there are no pests which will attack it or feed on it.