How to Landscape Using Ornamental Grass

Ornamental grass has been used in landscape design for decades. It is versatile, easy to work with and very cost effective. For professionals, they say that ornamental grass gives various kinds of spaces a free-flowing and modern look. It is also easy to play around with and it can be used with almost any kind of material.

Working with Ornamental Grassliving2

For people who have recently cleared out their front or backyards and want a stunning piece to celebrate spring, you can use ornamental grasses such as tall Stipa and Miscanthus glasses. This will do well for architectural foliage and creating your own small and sunny borders. To add some color, use the pink-hued seedheads of the Pennisetum alopecuroides. To round up the colors, your landscapers Sydney can throw in blue Elymus as well as the golden Hakonechloa.

Another good thing about ornamental grass is that you really don’t need a lot of space to make the design work. For example, if you have 10×15 feet or about 3×1.5 meters, you can already create a small yet very attractive garden using the ornamental grasses mentioned above. With the right direction, your crew from landscape design Sydney can create a contemporary garden that you can proudly show off.

Planting and Caring

These grasses work best with free draining soil and full or partial sunlight. This is why the outdoors is the best location for them. To start the process, you or your workers should turn over the soil and lay down the necessary landscape fabric to keep the weeds from getting to your garden. You can make an outline and cut small slots where you intend to plant each one. Ideally, you should place the taller ones at the back, and position them roughly 20 inches or 50 centimeters apart.

The rest of the grass should go to the front or the foreground. Remember to plant them roughly 20 centimeters apart and cover the landscape fabric with loose gravel. This will keep everything neat and clean looking. It will take about a year for the grass to grow evenly and fully.  These can be left alone during the winter months, as they are low maintenance and can grow wild easily. They can be trimmed and pruned easily and attract all sorts of wild life as well. Alternatively, you can create a small pond at the center and some ducks or koi depending on how committed you are to keeping this area of the house green and natural.

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