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Is moss bad for watering? 5 months 1 week ago #68548

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Hey guys, I made two trees over the weekend on which I added. These are the first time I’m adding moss on a tree.

I’m wondering if that’s a good idea though, I know that the moss keeps moisture but is there any risk that the root roots because of the moss? I potted it two days ago and soil is still kinda wet, I’m worried that the moss won’t let it dry as supposed, any recommandations?

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Is moss bad for watering? 5 months 1 week ago #68558

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Not bad for watering. Just alittle harder. The last thing that dries is the moss. You cannot wait for the moss to dry, then you will have dead trees and dead moss.
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Is moss bad for watering? 5 months 1 week ago #68559

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I checked the soil underneath it, it's drying out but I feel it dries out a bit slower. I will pull the moss to check the soil, making sure I don't get lied by the moss.

Thanks a lot!

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Is moss bad for watering? 5 months 5 days ago #68758

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Root rot is a phenomena often used as an excuse of poor care. Roots do not start rotting when alive. They might die if the soil does not drain. My junipers get watered every day during the growing season. My substrate drains: There is always plenty of air, which means, the roots get oxygen and do not die by drowning.
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