A letter writer points out the many benefits of allowing moss to thrive in lawns, including the fact moss does not require the same ‘wasteful’ watering that grass does in the dry season.

In defence of moss

Moss does not require frequent cutting. It also does not require the same amount of wasteful watering through the dry season.

Re: “How to trump moss,” by Brian Minter, The Leader, March 22.

What’s wrong with moss?

What’s wrong with giving up on growing grass in too wet, too shady, too acidy soil?

Try rolling on a thick, lush, soft mossy “lawn” sometime.

Another bonus: Moss does not require frequent cutting. It also does not require the same amount of wasteful watering through the dry season.

Perhaps Mr. Minter can write a column on how to encourage healthy moss growth – although, I assume the opposite of everything he suggested for grass would help.

With moss, one need not worry about more rain and shadier days, or wasting time and money on Ph level-reducing lime.

With changing climate and economics, we’ll eventually all be turning our lawns into Victory-style food gardens anyway.

 

Lance Read

Surrey

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