Landscape your garden with prairie grass

Landscape your garden with prairie grass
Landscape your garden with prairie grass
Landscape your garden with prairie grass:   Keep in mind that you will need to cut back ornamental grasses in early spring. Therefore there will be a month or two while your grasses are growing that you will not have a screen.
Tall grasses in a large grouping can be a perfect solution for screening an unpleasant view.

For the best effect, choose tall species such as big bluestem. This specie can reach a height of feet or even more. The ravengrass specie can reach a height of 12 feet or more.Plants for prairie gardens may be annuals or perennials

Caring for prairie gardens:
This is a low maintenance project. Simply self-seed your grasses annually or arise anew from stolons or roots. Use different height prairie grasses for a beautiful effect.

Prairie plants grow best in full sun and in open spaces. When selecting a site, look for areas with the maximum sun exposure with minimal root competition from trees. Ash, basswood, and maple trees provide more competition for prairie plants because they have many surface roots which compete for water and nutrients. Prairie plants often are more compatible with bur or white oak.  These grasses need a good draining soil.

Plant selection:
Always select plants with the characteristics of your particular site in mind,  as plants vary in their tolerance of light and moisture. Include grasses because they provide physical support, weed competition, protection for wildflowers, and a source of food and shelter for birds during the winter.

Prairie grasses usually need no herbicides, insecticides, or fertilizers.  Dense prairie vegetation will discourage invading weeds,  although perennial grasses from an adjacent turf can invade along the edges of the planting.
The  wildflowers will provide food for beneficial insects which will aid in controlling pest insect populations.

Types of prairies grasses available:
The following are the types of grasses you can use: Stipa, deschampsia, calamagrostis and deschampsia, along with herbaceous perennials that look their best in late summer: sedums, echinacea, achilleato name a few.

Landscape your garden with prairie grass




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