Why is moss not used as lawns?

That is already done in different places, so there are the well-known Japanese mostuinen (no no vegetable gardens car correct):

Now you may notice that there are many trees, that it is not the same as an open lawn.

This is because Moss needs a lot of moisture and shade to thrive. It would dry out much too quickly on an open field.

Originally, our lawns had two historical functions.The first was as defense. Castles and forts often had a ring around where all the trees were cut down, this so that one had good visibility from the walls on approaching visitors, armed forces, etc. Here we had to get vegetation that was not too high, often there was grass, but chamomile was also used for example.

The second function was to allow livestock to graze.There were fields at village centres to store sheep, for example, if it were market, or horses of visitors, things like that. These fields were commonplace, and were not as montoon as our lawns, it was often a mixture what we would call today 芒 鈧?虄kruidrijk Grasland芒 鈧劉.

However, it was preferable to the majority of grass in these fields, because some herbs that grew out were not so good for the animals in the long term.For instance, Clover sheep and goats can make less fertile, if they eat too much of it. Incidentally, Klaver is a fine grass substitute for lawns: it holds more water, does not need to be mown, is better for the insects and improves the soil (because Clover species store nitrogen in their carrots, a nutrient for other plants). There are even microclover species[1 developed, especially for grass fields.These are already used in a few places for sports fields.

Anyway, through the castles came the association of grass with the nobility.Later when people no longer had to provide their own food with their garden, a lawn became a trend because it had the association of wealth and the elite. The perfect status symbol for the new middle class.

Moss was and is not used because it does not have this status, and people are not accustomed to it, but it can be fine in a shaded field.Clover is also a good grass substitute, and to a lesser extent also the barrel thyme and barrel chamomile, although these do not tolerate such intensive use (no game of football playing on it). The advantage is that they smell good when you walk over it. And no mowing work!


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Because it would not be a lawn, but a moss field.

Moss is actually used as a ground cover and I find 芒 鈧劉 t Brilliant:

Problem is that it is not easy to get Zo芒 鈧劉 N Mostapmite-and it is sensitive.

It is not heavily walkable so on a football field it does not succeed anyway. In A garden should still be able, but then you use stepping stones to walk on, so you do not charge the moss.

I think that for most people grass is just a lot easier.

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