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DIY Moss Wall?

any ideas for people wanting to make a moss wall?
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Use wire mesh or the plastic gutter guard.
I used the gutter guard, zip tied the ends, and attached to the glass by suction cups.
Did great for me until I got tired of the scape.
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99.9% the same...except I used the plastic needlework sheets from walmart

I prefer a moss carpet over the wall tho

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I also used the needlework sheets, but instead of sandwiching them I "sewed" the moss onto it with fishing line. It took forever, but it worked great.

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^^took forever because its moss tho...not because of the method

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Nah, it was definitely the method. I just made it a couple of weeks ago so I'm still waiting for it to grow in and I understand that part will take a while.

What took forever was the actual sewing of the moss onto the grid. That might have to do with me failing home ec. In highschool, though.


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I used the gutter mesh for my attempt at a moss wall. Didn't turn out too well. Moss turned all brown and didn't really grow. So I gave up on it after about 8 weeks. I also didn't take the time to sew it through the each individual hole. Mesh was also black which I don't think helped anything. Just my experience.

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Nah, it was definitely the method. I just made it a couple of weeks ago so I'm still waiting for it to grow in and I understand that part will take a while.

What took forever was the actual sewing of the moss onto the grid. That might have to do with me failing home ec. In highschool, though.


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nm...thought you meant took forever to grow in/thru the plastic sheets

I sandwiched them..but before hand took an exacto knife and cut out little "t"s to make the holes bigger...THAT took forever!

but yea...when it finally grew in, it was beautiful!

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