Ornamental grasses are a phenomenal incredible element and accent plants for your home landscaping scene. They can add height, depth, and contrasting and differentiating textures. The experts at Landscape Pros in Manassas, VA say when you use grasses as tools in your landscaping, you add another dimension to your yard. Additionally, following our landscaping tips for ornamental grasses will help them stand out against the traditional landscape plants, and complement the landscape with contrasting textures in your yard. Using Ornamental Grasses is quite beautiful, almost exotic. The plants are incredibly easy to grow and are amazingly simple to develop.
Layering with Grasses
When layering grasses, the specialists at Landscape Pros like to mix and blend them in with a wide range of plants. Simple tips like starting with a tall plant, bush, shrub, and then add ornamental grass for in the back of your planting area. Next, you can choose a medium height plant for the middle of your planting area and, last use a shorter grass, shrub, or beautiful perennial for the front of a flower bed. We tell our customers, you are welcome to do more types of layers, but three always seems to balance things out right and doesn’t allow this feature to turn into a crowded cluster.
Some extraordinary instances of plants for layering include:
Finishing with Fancy Grasses in Mass
Another way to use ornamental grasses in the landscape is in mass. The exciting and colorful tufts and plumes many grasses have especially in fall will add even more dimension to your yard and landscapes. The billowy plumes of ornamental grasses look stunning in mass when swaying in the breeze. Use of these plants are great for erosion control and can even be planted on hills and sloped inclines.
Additional landscaping tips for ornamental grasses include using staggered patterns versus straight lines but use what you like! After all, it’s your yard and home after all. Landscape Pros experts will admit that for boarders, they are supportive of straight lines, but say curves look even better and add a nice flow to your landscape if using ornamental grasses in mass.
Our experts particularly recommend using Big Blue Liriope, Black Mondo grass and Variegated Lilyturf in borders and Blue Dune Lyme grass on slopes. Blue Fescue grass is also a perfect choice to replace traditional grass in hard to mow areas. We recommend for shady spots where traditional grass won’t grow, to try Carex Evergold Sedge and Blue Zinger Sedge. Another choice like Pink Muhly grass is a very popular choice for landscaping with ornamental grasses in groups. Another unique choice is beautiful White Cloud Muhly Grass.
Alternate approach to Landscape with Ornamental Grasses
Honestly, your choices are boundless when using Ornamental Grasses. We at Landscape Pros believe that with all the various kinds and sizes of grasses available, you can discover a perfect grass for pretty much any utilization in the home landscaping scene. Pampas grass and Cosmopolitan Maiden grass can be utilized in almost any area. Fountain grass and Pink Muhly grass can be utilized when establishing plantings. Almost any fancy grass can be planted in a blended bed in your landscape. Dark Mondo grass makes an incredible filler, and spiller in mixed containers. For bigger pots think about using Little Zebra Miscanthus. It has amazing variegation and an upright, but compact habit.
In closing, Fancy ornamental grasses are underutilized in the home landscape scene, and we at Landscape Pros think this is truly sad. In most cases, we believe it’s for the most part a lack of knowledge by homeowners about these hardy and amazing plants.
They are extremely easy to care for. They rarely have problems with fungal or insect issues and ornamental grasses are adaptable, deer resistant, heat, drought, and salt tolerant, and very low maintenance once they are established.
Ornamental grasses like Pink Muhly grass are gorgeous and will add color as well as texture and dimension to your gardens. Using grasses like Pampas grass will add height for sure in your landscape. But no matter what you need in your landscape, height, dimension, texture, color, contrast, etc., you will find an ornamental grass that is perfect for your yard and landscape. For more information on Landscaping Tips for Ornamental Grasses call the “Pros” at Landscape Pros @ 571.535.8622. We are at your service for all you landscape design and landscaping services. Happy planting!