FAQ & Benefits

Are your moss walls living?

We work exclusively with preserved plants that are harvested at peak freshness and preserved using glycerin (vegetable oil) and food coloring. What this means is that the material we design with, be it moss, fern, or other floral/foliage, are real but no longer living and growing. This allows you to enjoy the beauty of these natural elements, without the hassle and expense of regular maintenance. 

What are the benefits of choosing preserved over living walls?


Preserved Moss Wall - Per square foot you can expect to pay $120 - $160 for one of our preserved moss walls. This is a one time expense and the wall will last 10 + years with no maintenance involved. 

Living Wall - Per square foot you can expect to pay $195 - $265 (pricing may vary) for the initial installation of a living wall. In addition you have the monthly maintenance cost, which for a large office building or hotel can average $500. Living walls require ongoing maintenance and are completely dependent on the proper environment to survive. Living walls require: a light source, irrigation, trimming, pruning, replacement of dead plants, possible mold remediation, fertilizer, etc. to survive. 

Over a 5 year period this can run close to $50,000. 



A Harvard study found that when we work in green-certified offices, we get a 26% boost in cognition, and 30% fewer sickness related absences.  What's more, respondents also reported a 6% rise in their sleep quality.

A Exeter University study found that employees were 15% more productive when working in a 'green' office than their peers in more spartan environments.



 While moss doesn’t have roots, once preserved, it will continue to draw moisture and airborne particles (including dust) out of the air.  Moss walls can therefore contribute to cleaning indoor air naturally in a sustainable and far more economical way than air purifiers and ventilators.



Vegetation naturally blocks high-frequency sounds while the supporting structure diminishes low-frequency noises. In short, 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!


 How can I maximize the life of my moss art?

All of our moss walls are maintenance free and can last 10+ years provided they are not exposed to moisture or direct sunlight. Preserved moss walls are to be enjoyed indoors only. 

 Some additional steps you can take that will allow your wall to look its absolute best include: 

Keep out of direct sunlight to preserve the color. Indirect sunlight it fine.

Try to keep your moss wall away from heater and AC vents – moss thrives in a more humid environment and close proximity to these units can dry them out. 

Unlike artificial plants, preserved moss does not have static so dust is minimal, but you can consider an occasional dusting with a compressed air can or blow drier (cool setting) if needed. 

How do I hang my moss art?

We offer an optional service of having your piece professionally hung for you! If your art is small, you can simply hang it as you would any other wall décor. If it involves a tough to reach display area, or it is a large design, we highly recommend leaving it to us to organize the installation for you! 

What is the process of creating a custom piece?  

  1. Reach out to us at mary@austinmosscreations.com to book your initial consultation. 
  2. During your consultation we will discuss the style and scale for your custom piece, frame options, space considerations (outlets, light switches, etc.) and timeline. 
  3. Within a week following your consultation, you will receive a quote which will include cost, approximate completion date and a thorough breakdown of your design.

We will send you an invoice. Upon receiving your 50% deposit, we will begin production on your piece!

Where does your moss, along with your other supplies, come from?

We pride ourselves in keeping our entire business operation as local as possible. When it comes to sourcing our moss, we lean on North American suppliers to minimize our environmental footprint. The exact location we source our preserved products varies slightly depending on the season and moss variety, as our goal is also to get you the best product! When it comes to the other elements of our work – we work closely with our trusted local contractors for custom wood frames, logos, lettering, neon signs, and everything else that goes into making your design. A special shoutout to these wonderful local businesses:




Transform any space into a warm and inviting environment you and your guests will enjoy for years to come. 100% Natural & Maintenance free!