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Moss Garden

This client spends half of each year traveling to Japan and France for business and fell in love with Japanese gardens. He contacted us to see if we could recreate a little slice of his new found love in his garden. The only space available in his garden was very small and we needed to incorporate a large Japanse lantern he had shipped back to the USA. The lantern was approximately 5' in height above ground with a 3' extension into the ground.

Our attempt was to simply create a Japanese style garden since we were limited in space and could not create a true Japanese garden. In the truest sense of this style, large rocks are used to represent islands in the ocean and the small stone, the ocean itself.

We also introduced two different varieties of moss which is harvested in random sheets and sizes. The key to establishing and maintaining moss is bed prep and consistent moisture. We installed a micromist irrigation system on a timer throughout the planting bed.

And finally, we installed 6"x6"x12" granite blocks along the edge of the planting bed to provide a finished look and keep the turf area separate.

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