Wednesday, September 30th, 2009...12:00 am

Acid Tolerant Ornamental Grasses

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Fun With Grass 1 by StuffEyeSee

Fun With Grass 1 by StuffEyeSee

TheGardenLady received this question from Donell.

I live in MI and have removed 3 of 6 evergreen trees between my neighbor’s house and mine. I would like to plant something between the 3 that are left to have a little more privacy – are there any acid tolerant ornamental grasses that could be used?

By removing half of the evergreen trees you have opened up the area for more sun. Most grasses like light and at least 6 hours of sun (see here) . Michigan has some interesting grasses that should grow nicely for you (see here)  and since landscapers are recommending grasses for high interest but low maintenance you might find some that will work for you (see here).

Many ornamental grasses tend to be tolerant of a wide range of soil types and prefer a pH between 5 and 7. So have your soil tested to see if you can grow the grasses you like.

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