Moss mainly grows in shady areas where there is an abundance of moisture. As a general rule, moss mostly grows on the northern side of trees in the northern hemisphere, while it grows mainly on the southern side of trees in the southern hemisphere.
In order for moss to grow, it requires a damp environment or water, humidity, mild sunlight and a soil pH below 6.5. Mosses are flowerless plants that are usually green in color, even though their shades may vary depending on environmental factors.
Moss is an autotroph, which means it makes its own food using sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. Moss is considered a producer, but few animals actually eat it.
Moss can be removed from trees and bushes by hand, through power washing or through the application of chemicals, such as copper sulfate or lime sulfur. Chemical control methods are not typically recommended for homeowners because the chemicals used are toxic and corrosive.
Flame moss grows at a rate of one-fifth of an inch per week. It reaches lengths of about 2 to 6 inches. It is a good choice for covering joins and equipment in an aquarium and also provides good cover for fry.
According to SFGate Home Guides, gardeners landscape a yard with Scottish moss by using it as ground cover, as a backdrop to early spring flowers, around the edges of water features and in shady spots. Small plugs of the moss should be planted in a grid with 6 to 8 inches between each plug. The moss
Irish moss is not actually a moss but a perennial plant, though the plants grow outward similarly to moss. To grow them as ground cover, you need moss seeds or seedlings and sand. Seeds germinate in 7 to 28 days.
Potassium salt from fatty acids is known to kill different types of moss, according to Garden Guides. Zinc is another moss killer, and it comes in different forms such as zinc-copper sulfate and zinc chloride. One particular zinc-based solution is zinc chloride at a 13 percent concentrate in powder
Sea moss, more commonly known as Irish moss, has numerous benefits, one of the most important being thyroid support. Sea moss helps to mend and soothe the digestive tract and is full of potassium.
Moss reproduces both sexually and asexually. For sexual reproduction, plants produce a male and female structure, often on different plants, and the sperm swims toward the eggs to accomplish fertilization. In the case of asexual reproduction, any time part of the stem or even just a leaf breaks off,