Entries Tagged as 'Grass'

Monday, September 28th, 2015

When Artificial Grass Is The Best Option

In 1966 the Astros and Dodgers played the first baseball game on an artificial surface, officially named AstroTurf, the first incarnation of artificial grass. Since then its use has moved from sports grounds to gardens worldwide, seen as a way of having long lasting, low maintenance green grass in any climate. Here are two of […]

Friday, June 28th, 2013

How To Care For Your Artificial Grass

There’s no doubt that artificial or synthetic grass has its advantages. Firstly it always looks good, no matter what the weather (there’s no unsightly brown areas where sun damage has occurred). In addition it doesn’t need to be cut, watered, fed or aerated. In fact it really is the perfect covering for those looking to […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Which Grass Is More Acid Loving – Weeping Nutka or Zebra Grass?

Zebrinium – (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’) by Jasmic TheGardenLady received this question from Jackie. Are ‘weeping nutka’ or zebra grass acid loving? Weeping nutka and zebra grass are two different grasses.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Acid Tolerant Ornamental Grasses

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 […]

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Why Grass Might be Difficult to Grow

TheGardenLady received this question on a post about acidic soil from Todd. My yard had many oak trees in it. I have stopped letting leaves sit so I can start a decent yard.  Could this be the reason grass is so difficult to grow? If you want grass to grow on a lawn, it is […]

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Shade Loving Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Kevin. I have a very small front area, very small, 2′x25′ with very little sun. I was thinking about some kind of ornamental grass for height and some other colorful flowers.  Any ideas? In order to give you a more precise answer, TheGardenLady would need to know your temperature zone […]