Moss can make some garden elements – and even entire shady gardens – look and feel aged (in a good way!) and established. The issue with garden moss though, is that sometimes it may not even grow at all on its own. And if even it does decide to prosper, it could take a very long time to become established and start looking good.
We have a way you can speed up the process and establish a beautifully verdant green moss cover over your garden rocks and concrete features. This method doesn’t work well on resin statues / ornaments and artificial landscape rocks.
First stir a fist size clump of porcelain clay into 3 cups of water to form a thin paste. You can usually get porcelain clay from local hobby shops (do a search online if you’re not sure).
Then combine the clay mixture with one cup of undiluted fish emulsion and one cup of fresh, shredded moss. Fish emulsion is a plant fertiliser made from whole fish. It’s usually available at retail nurseries and garden centres.
Mix everything together and slather it on your rocks and concrete objects with a paint brush. Keep things in the garden slightly moist by misting, but take care not to wash the mixture off.
Remember; moss grows naturally in patches, likes the North side of objects, and takes readily to cracks and crevices.
If you use this formula in shady gardens and in moist locations and you can most probably have moss on your garden statues and landscape rocks in a few weeks.