Grass and Ornamental Grasses

Miscanthus sinensis- Facts and Info on Growing Miscanthus sinensis

Miscanthus sinensis (Eulalia grass) is also known as maiden grass and is a perennial ornamental grass often used as screening plants. Get Miscanthus sinensis facts and information on growing and caring for Eulalia grass.  Miscanthus sinensis Facts and Information Miscanthus sinensis grows in Zones 5-9 and measures 4-6’h x 3-4’w. It is a warm season, perennial grass with a [...]

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Sedge- Variegated Silver Sedge, Palm Sedge, Broad-leaf Sedge

Sedges such as Variegated Silver sedge, Palm sedge, and Broad-leaf sedge are easy to grow. Find how to grow and care for sedge plants and get facts and information on three popular sedge varieties. Sedges go well with other ornamental grasses to add texture to your landscape. VARIEGATED SILVER SEDGE (Carex morrowii) Variegated silver sedge, Carex morrowii, also [...]

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Sedge- Leatherleaf, Birdfoot, Bowles’ Golden, and Carex glauca Sedge

Sedges such as Leatherleaf sedge, Birdfoot sedge, Bowles’ Golden sedge, and Carex glauca sedge are great ornamental grasses. Get facts and information on growing and caring for sedges: Leatherleaf, Birdfoot, Bowles’ Golden and Carex glauca sedge varieties. Carex buchananii, LEATHERLEAF SEDGE Leatherleaf Sedge, Carex buchananii, has copper-brown foliage all season long. It grows in Zones 7-9 [...]

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Ornamental Grass- Best Ornamental Grasses for Landscapes

Ornamental grasses can dominant a landscape or they can complement other ornamental grass. This is a alphabetical listing of the best  ornamental grasses along with their botanical name. In a short time I will also have a description with facts and info on all types of ornamental grasses. Ornamental Grass Name – Botanical Name Autumn moor [...]

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Blue Fescue- Facts and Information

Blue fescue, Festuca glauca, is a cool-season clumping, evergreen grass. It is also an ornamental grass that stands out because of its blue-silver foliage, and wispy flowers. You will find helpful facts and information on Blue Fescue and how to grow and care for this neatly tufted grass. Facts on Blue Fescue Blue fescue is [...]

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Blue Sheep Fescue- What is Blue Sheep Fescue?

Blue Sheep Fescue, Festuca amethystina, is a fine textured ornamental, evergreen grass. Its common name is ‘Tufted Fescue’ and is a cool-season clumping variety. Blue Sheep fescue can be used as a ground cover, an accent, container plant, or in a trough garden. This article will give you helpful facts and information on growing and caring for [...]

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Fountain Grasses- Which Fountain Grass is Best?

Fountain grass, Oriental fountain grass, and Purple fountain grass belong to the Pennisetum genus of grasses. You will find facts and information on growing each of three types of fountain grass. These beautiful ornamental grasses will enhance any outdoor design. One of them should work well in your landscape. 1. Fountain Grass Fountain Grass, Pennisetum [...]

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Preparations for Planting Grass

The success that you have with planting your lawn depends on how well the soil is prepared beforehand. Unlike a vegetable or flower garden where the soil can be changed and built up each year, a lawn grows in the same soil year after year. It is very important to prepare your soil so that you [...]

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