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Roof Moss

A neighbour has just had the moss removed from his roof.
Can it be added to the compost heap?
If so, should it be added in layers between other materials?
What nutrients will it provide?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    edited October 2020
    It's a regular query on the forum, and someone was asking earlier today. It doesn't really break down easily unfortunately. 

    Here's the other thread
    https://forum.gardenersworld.com/discussion/1047668/moss-thatch-rakings-from-lawn#latest
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,622
    We chuck ours on the flower beds, assuming it makes a nice mulch, as it holds water well.  It doesn't seem to have done any harm, and we've been doing it for years.
  • Thanks for your thoughts Fairygirl and KeenOnGreen.
    The mulch sounds like a useful option too.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    The last thing I need is something that holds more water  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • floraliesfloralies Haute-Garonne SW FrancePosts: 1,790
    When you say the neighbour had moss removed from their roof, how was it removed? Were moss/algae chemical removers used ie sprayed on or just scraped off. Just a thought as they can be be harmful to plants.
  • No, Floralies, it was done by scraping.
    Thanks for your interest.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,148
    A trowel would do the job, or a paint scraper, or a scrubbing brush, depending on what the roof is made of.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,597
    I guess after 2 years, OP has sorted it by now
    Devon.
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