Try A Moss Makeover for Areas Where Nothing will Grow. Moss for Shade is easy to grow. It will create an impressive green carpet, tolerate light foot traffic. No mowing required. Before you plant, make sure the ground is clear of leaves, other debris, and weeds. Watering or misting the moss in the first couple of months will help it make a good start. Birds may pull it up to look for worms or insects. In the fall, it's a good idea to blow away leaves, so they don't smother it. Try our Garden Collection, a variety pack which may include Carpet, Sheet, Spaghnum, Irish, and Reindeer Moss. The Rock Cap variety will flourish in deep shade. It grows on rocks and boulders naturally, so if you are looking to achieve this effect in your landscape, this is a perfect choice! It does tend to sunburn, so don't transplant it in early spring or late fall when there are no leaves on the trees to protect it. Garden Plants Nursery: Quality Plants for Your Landscape.