Moss

Asked February 12, 2019, 2:21 PM EST

My lawn is a quagmire. It's turning into a lake. I want to add soil and grow moss. Very, very shady in summer, some little sun in winter. north side. I have moss in backyard and love it. Can anyone help me find a landscaper or someone to help?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

We are thrilled to hear that you realize that this is a very difficult area to try and grow a traditional lawn. Even better that you appreciate moss, which can be very lovely.
You/your landscaper will need to figure out the drainage issues, and may even consider a 'rain garden' for the lowest spots. These are areas that are planted with native plants that don't mind wet areas.
Here is more about that: http://extension.umd.edu/watershed/rain-gardens

There are landscapers that are certified through the Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional organization that may be helpful with what you have in mind there. You can search their site here: https://cblpro.org/

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