|Heaven's Garden, LLC
|CHOOSING ORNAMENTAL GRASSES
When choosing a grass for your landscape, it is important to know the hardiness zone and maximum size of the
variety. If you want perennial grasses that continue to grow each year, they must be rated as Zone 7 or a lower
number. Many beautiful plants are only Zone 8 or Zone 9 and can be treated as annuals. The height of grasses is
an important consideration when making a purchase. Are all of the other plants in your landscape under 18 inches
tall? This may not be the place for an ornamental grass that grows to be 8 feet tall. Will a grass that is 3 feet tall
when purchased grow to be 7 feet in the fall, blocking the view of oncoming traffic when you leave your driveway?
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|"All You've Imagined"
Using Ornamental Grasses in gardens and in landscaping has gained popularity in the last 10 years. Their graceful
beauty, various forms, colors and textures make them popular with many landscapers and home owners.
Ornamental Grasses are very adaptable and grow in many soil types and environments. They thrive from the seashore to
the mountaintops and every place in between. They have very few insect or disease problems, low nutrient requirements,
little maintenance once they are established, and fast growth. Many grasses have more than one season interest.