Sunny spots to shady corners, ornamental grasses, sedges & rushes are organic additions in any garden. From low-growing black Mondo grass to purple feathers of pampas, grasses bring movement & texture to pots, borders, rock gardens & more.
- Low maintenance
- Tolerates most soils
- Evergreen (pampas, rushes, Mondo & sedges)
- Or deciduous (fountain, switch, maiden & Japanese forest grasses)
For greener grass, plant on the other side of the fence. Kidding. Deciduous grasses should be cut to the ground in as new growth appears; cut evergreen grasses down by 3/4 in late February or early March. If you notice thinning in the middle of a clump, divide in early spring.
Contrary to their arboreal yard mates, deciduous grasses don’t lose their foliage. Instead, these go dormant and die back in the winter before returning the next spring. For all grass types, plant in organic groupings—zig zags or clusters, as opposed to rows—of threes, fives, etc.