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Learn to Embrace Tree Service: A Tree Blog

Welcome to my blog. My name is Sarah, and right now, I can see my favourite tree from my window. A few years ago, it was ailing, but I learned everything I could about tree health and nurtured her back to abundance. In this blog, I plan to write all about tree care, from the basics you can do on your own to knowing when to call a professional. My love of trees grew out of my love for gardening and landscaping, and I may write about those topics as well. I hope that you like my blog and that it inspires you. Thanks for reading!

Learn to Embrace Tree Service: A Tree Blog

What is ornamental grass?

Diana Jones

If you are currently looking for more greenery to add to your garden, you might consider adding ornamental grass. These types of grasses include bushes and plants that provide beautiful colour and texture in any outdoor space. They also provide a variety of other benefits, from adding shade to your yard, to having plants that don't rely on blooms.

Fill Spaces With Fountain Grasses

When you have empty spaces in your yard, it is sometimes difficult to choose what types of plants, flowers, or bushes to use. An easy thing to do is make good use of certain types of ornamental grass. One good variety of ornamental grass is a fountain grass. This category makes up ornamental grass that provides a large mound with the leaves, which make it look as if water is coming up and out of a fountain. Their size and ease of care make a great addition to any garden that needs a little more filling. A good type of fountain grass is the pennisetum, sometimes known as red head. It has beautiful red and orange hues, offering a great look for any garden.

Choose Ornamental Grass for Shade

Another way to add ornamental grass to your yard is by choosing large and tall grasses that can provide shade. They are the next best thing to planting tall trees with extending leaves and branches, without having to wait for the tree to take root. Just make sure you know which of the grasses are drought-tolerant or need partial shade so you can care for them properly. One good ornamental grass for shade is the carex appalachica, also known as Appalachian sedge. This is often used not just as shade, but to provide a substitute to regular lawns. When it grows, it forms clumps, but also has foliage that droops down to offer shade on the ground for pets. Another lower plant that offers shade for the lawn or small pets looking for a cozy place to nap in the yard is the carex siderosticha, or banana boat grass. Per its name, the leaves are yellow and orange, offering a sunny plant for your garden.

Know How to Care for Ornamental Grass

In order to care for ornamental grass, you need to be aware of the sun and light required for each plant. They often don't require excessive watering, but need to have proper light or shade. Most of them do like a good amount of sunlight, possibly full sun to remain healthy. The easiest way to have ornamental grass in your garden is by purchasing them as full-grown plants, then transplanting them into your yard. Before putting the plant in the ground, dig a large hole and fill it with water. Adding compost to the soil also helps with transplanting.

For more information, contact a local landscaping company.