Moss garden-the historical direction of the Japanese garden
For the first time moss was used to create Japanese gardens.
And this is not surprising, since the landscape design of territories in the Eastern style is focused on the active use of stones. The first appearance of moss in the garden is directly related to the architectural and decorative forms of stones.
The moss garden is a historical Japanese garden trend. This solution does not involve the use of bright colors or colorful combinations.
At the heart of the color series are all shades of green – from light green to olive-gray tones.
It is considered that the mosses are undemanding and grow wherever possible. In fact, this is not quite true. Plants of this species do not tolerate dry air and prolonged exposure to sunlight.
Ideal conditions for the growth of moss – a wet area, which is in the shade. If there is a pond nearby, it will only improve the appearance of moss, make its texture more expressive, and the color as saturated as possible.
One of the most advantageous methods of moss garden is completely covered with moss surface. The effect of a uniform coating is not so easy to achieve. It is necessary to provide the soil with constant moisture (the area where there is constant shade).
Plants of this type create additional coolness, clean the air. Many types of mosses are designed to heal people, to rid them of certain diseases.
The decorative effect of moss is multifaceted and allows you to create a variety of design solutions – from classic to modern. Statues partially or completely covered with moss look great. Vertical landscaping allows you to create walls of moss that will decorate any garden.
You can use moss in combination with lichens. Choosing the right shades, you will create an original composition that will decorate both flat and convex surface. Rich greens are especially advantageous to look in the fall.
When all the plants fade, mosses and lichens continue to delight the eye with a riot of greenery.
Gardening of a personal plot is a process which allows to use those types of plants which most precisely answer your personal preferences, and also the General stylistics of a garden. Opting for mosses, you get a great opportunity to make the garden original and stylish.