How to grow grass
When you look at the acres and acres of American lawns, how to grow grass
doesn?t seem to be a tricky subject, but it can be depending on what kind of
grass you want to grow. If you?re planting grass for a large lawn, because
blended fescues include several varieties of seeds for warm season or cool,
sun or shade, a blended fescue gives you maximum coverage with minimum
Learning how to grow grass of any type is easier when you first understand
how grass grows naturally. Temperature is the main catalyst for grass
growth. Cool season grasses begin growing in spring while warm season
varieties wait for warm summer temperatures. Grasses are either clump
forming or rhizome forming. Clump forming grass grows from a single mound
and blooms where it is planted, while rhizome forming cultivars (also called
running grasses) spread from underground stems and can quickly take over
your garden if not kept in check!
In addition to lawn grasses, knowing how to grow ornamental grasses adds
impact to your landscape and garden. For instance, did you know that bamboo
is a type of grass with many cultivars that are adapted to temperate
climates as well as tropical varieties?
A tip you should know about how to grow grass is that when conditions aren?t
right for grass growth, grasses often turn brown and give us the mistaken
impression they have died. However, before you destroy any plot of grass,
make sure that it hasn?t just gone dormant. Brown lawns often ?green up?
rapidly after a drought-breaking rainfall. This is also the case with
However, ornamental grasses come in many colors other than lawn green.
Knowing how to grow ornamental grass transforms your landscape from a
monotone to an eye-catching burst of colors and textures. Bluestem, contrary
to its name blooms in mid to late summer with a light brown to bronze fall
color that lasts until winter. Large blue fescue is grown for its blue-gray
foliage. Feather Reed Grass is a clump forming cultivar that is tolerant of
many growing conditions and frequently is grown for its straight vertical
lines of white to reddish-white bloom. Hardy Pampas Grass, also know as
Plume Grass, is a favorite for its large white-plumed flowers that soften
the harshest landscape with feathery bloom. Fountain grass flowers in light
purple blooms that change to a coppery-purple as the season progresses and
last well into the winter when the leaves turn yellow-gold.
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