Preserved moss walls offer homes and businesses an interesting and beautiful way to enhance their space. While the concept of moss walls has been around for a while, there are still many things people don’t know about them. That’s why we decided to put together a list of the most asked questions we hear regarding preserved moss walls. Check out the list below and be enlightened!
What is Preserved Moss?
Preserved moss is 100% natural moss that is no longer alive, but has been carefully preserved for decorative purposes through an eco-friendly process. The process is completely non-toxic and preserves its appearance, freshness, and scent for many years—with no need for soil, water, or sunlight. No ecological damage occurs during chemical preservation, and the moss is heat-treated for safe decorative purposes.
What are the Benefits of Preserved Moss Walls?
Preserved moss provides the beauty of natural plants and the convenience of artificial plants. You can have quality-looking greenery the whole year in a closed setting. The top benefits preserved moss walls offer include:
- Limitless design possibilities
- No water or irrigation necessary
- No soil needed
- Absorbs sound
- Improvers thermal control
- Modern and beautiful
Do Preserved Moss Walls Require Maintenance?
One of the greatest issues people have with plants is not having the time to water and maintain them. Fortunately, preserved moss walls are practically maintenance-free! They require zero water, soil, or sunlight. We do recommend yearly inspections to keep your moss wall clean and treated with fire-retardant.
Can Preserved Moss Walls be Installed Anywhere?
Preserved moss wall installations can be placed just about anywhere—from the main focal point of your lobby to the restrooms and even the ceiling! For long-term health, it is best to place a preserved moss wall indoors. It should be kept dry and preferably away from direct sunlight to maintain its color, texture, and shape.
Do Preserved Moss Walls Help Block Out Noise?
Yes, preserved moss walls are proven to absorb sound and reduce the overall noise levels of the area. Sound levels of spaces with moss walls can be reduced by around 10 decibels!
Are Moss Walls Only Good for Commercial Spaces?
No, moss walls aren’t restricted to large spaces or commercial use. Because of their flexibility, ease of installation, and lower cost, they are becoming a popular decor option for residential spaces—big or small.
How Can I Ensure My Preserved Moss Walls Remains Perfect?
While preserved moss walls are virtually maintenance-free, it’s a smart idea to give them an occasional check-up by a professional. Greenleaf IPS recommends a yearly maintenance appointment with a plant professional to make sure the air has the right amount of humidity, and ensure that there are no discoloration issues.
How do I Clean Dust off my Preserved Moss Wall?
This is where a minimal amount of attention comes in. Like anything in your home and business, your items will collect dust with time. You can simply use a can of compressed air (usually used for electronics and found in many retail stores) to blow the dust off once or twice per year.
How Different Are Preserved Moss Walls from Living Walls?
While living walls are attractive, they require a lot of work! Living plant walls offer beauty and health benefits, but require daily maintenance. On the contrary, preserved moss walls provide the aesthetics without the work! No need for irrigation, fertilizers, or sunlight. You can simply sit back and enjoy the view!
In What Colors is Preserved Moss Available?
Preserved moss is available in a multitude of colors, including:
- Moss green
- Light green
- Natural green
- Forest green
- Rust brown
- & more!
What Kinds of Moss is Used to Develop a Moss Wall?
At Greenleaf IPS, we typically use four different types of moss, but our inventory is not limited to:
- Sheet moss
- Pillow moss
- Mood Moss
- Reindeer moss
After proper evaluation, we will propose the type of moss that best suits the project. We show samples to our clients so that they can select the one that best aligns with their preferences.
Preserved moss walls are becoming bigger by the day, so wanting to learn more about them is only natural! We hope this blog helped answer all of your questions about preserved moss walls. If you’re interested in preserved moss walls and would like to learn more about them, give Greenleaf IPS a call at (858) 488-0611, or click here for a free quote!