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5 Easy Tips on How to Take Care of Your Moss Wall

Have you decided to get a moss wall for your space? You may be wondering how much care really goes into making them look so fresh and vibrant.

Although the moss used is preserved and not living anymore, moss walls still need a teeny tiny bit of tender loving care in order to keep looking fresh and green. And while it's true that these beautiful works of art require way less maintenance and care compared to living plants, there are still a few steps required on your end to ensure they're well maintained.

Keep reading to learn how to take care of your moss wall, using these five easy tips. They really are easy, don't worry!


Tip 1: Avoid direct sunlight

Preserved moss doesn't require direct sunlight the way living plants do simply because it's preserved—meaning it's not living anymore. In fact, sunlight will tend to make the natural dyes and oils used in preserving the moss to fade, so in order to keep those shades of green looking like new, hang your moss wall in a space where direct sunlight won't affect it.

Also avoid placing your moss wall next to any heating or air conditioning units! Extreme heat and cold both can also negatively affect the look and longevity of your preserved moss art.

Tip 2: What to do if it smells "earthy"

Usually this earthy smell tends to arise when a moss wall is opened after being shipped as a package. This is actually pretty normal and should be expected when you buy from our Fresh & Cozy Moss shop!

Some people enjoy the earthy smell so if this is you, you can skip this tip no problem. However, if the smell does bother you, there's a way to make it go away naturally. Check the room you want to place your moss wall in and make sure it's well-ventilated. In about 2 weeks, the smell will have disappeared on its own.


Tip 3: What to do if the moss looks dried out

Sometimes you may catch a glimpse of your moss wall and notice that the moss appears extra dry, or like it's dried out slightly. Get a spray bottle, add a little bit of water, and then mist the moss that looks driest.

We recommend misting your moss wall about twice a month, no more, no less. This will keep the moss looking like it's fresh and green.


Tip 4: Dust occasionally

Like any work of art, dust tends to collect on the frame if you're not careful or aware. And sometimes, the moss itself can collect a little dust every so often.

To dust, use a blow dryer that is on low or no heat, to prevent the moisture from disappearing from your moss wall completely. Start from the top and work your way to the bottom. You can use your regular duster or a dry cloth to remove the dust from the frame.

In regards to how often to dust, we stand by the term occasionally, i.e. about every 3 to 4 weeks or more often if you have pets in your space. A quick scan should tell you how much or how little dusting is required.


Tip 5: Hang indoors only

This tip is similar to our first one, however we need to explain. One unfortunate downside to buying and displaying moss walls is the misconception that because they're made of preserved moss, they'll keep well on exterior walls. This is not true!

While yes, moss is found in nature itself, preserved moss is moss that's no longer alive. You'll get the benefits of greenery in your home, true, however if it's placed on an exterior wall you're likely to see those brilliant shades of green fade faster. So, if you want to see those benefits of moss walls for a longer time, keep your moss wall hung indoors, not out.

See what we meant about these tips being easy? Now go make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your new mossy artwork from the comfort of your fresher, cozier space!


Ready to improve a room? Shop today

Yes, as far as caring for moss walls goes, that's all there is to it! If minimal care and beautiful greenery sound like a great combination for your home or office, go ahead and browse our Fresh & Cozy Moss Shop. We're sure you'll find something you like!

For even more custom options or if you'd like to have different shades of green in your new product, please contact us directly. We'd love to help you find what you're looking for.

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