Moss Milkshake for Moss Yards

Moss Milkshake for Moss Yards

Trent Johnson
Mar 4, 2010

We've tried our hand before at promoting moss growth with some moss spores, blender and beer, but had no luck (See Green Idea: A Moss Yard.) But now there's a ready-to-use product for making your very own Moss Shakes. See what's in it and how it can make growing moss easier, after the jump.

Pictured above is our futile attempt to blend moss, beer, a little sugar and water to cover some stones in our side yard with moss. We're still not sure what exactly went wrong. We watered it plentifully, and while it does get partial sun exposure during the day, the temperatures were relatively mild.

A couple weeks ago, we spotted the Moss Milkshake at Fifth Season and had to learn more.

What's in it?

It's called a milkshake for reason: Hypnum moss is ground dry and then blended with a mix of stimulants including powdered buttermilk and a water retention gel. One half gallon is said to cover 10 square feet or more. Just mix with water or beer, and pour in a shady spot. It'll stick to most surfaces including bare soil, stone and weathered concrete. It retails anywhere between $19.99 - $25.00 for a half gallon. Visit Moss Acres for more information.

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