Moss in my bed... ???
I dug a new bed last year. I wanted to get the soil broken up and start amending it. The soil is poor and in need of lime. (Yes, I had the soil tested).
The bed had a bit of moss....not the tall furry kind but the shorter softer kind when I started digging. The area also had an overabundance of ajuga looking plants and some stray weeds and a few clumps of stubborn grass.
As spring is finally happening here...the soil is still broken up...the ajuga is absolutely thrilled and spreading like crazy (NOT what I wanted to happen) and the moss has made itself comfortable...and covered the bed!
Will I need to remove the moss clumps before starting my work on the is bed? ~~The clumps just lift off...no big deal. I'm guess that wherever I put them, moss will grow?
Or is the moss organic matter and I can just mix it all in together, add my compost, lime, and other things?
I have newspaper to smother out the moss (if you think it would help! :) I could add compost & layers on top of the newspaper...but, will the moss prevail?
I'm going to be using the bed as a cottage style area. I don't need it to be a "perfect" looking bed.
thanks so much for your thoughts!! LcGrace