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By Steve Bender of Southern Living
Grass won't grow in shade, but moss loves it and looks just as green.
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Moss also grows on outcroppings of porous rock that absorbs moisture.
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A carpet of moss gives a garden an aged look, as if it's existed forever.
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Low-flow sprinklers water the moss for one to two minutes a day to keep it spreading. That's a lot less water than grass needs.
A pond in the backyard feels cool and inviting, thanks to the moss.
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You can walk on moss without hurting it. It feels soft and cool under your toes.
Moss comes in many different shades of green, adding to its beauty.
Plant a new square of moss by simply pressing it onto the ground.
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