Grasses as Groundcovers. yes


Written by Garden Variety


Grasses make excellent groundcovers

Poaceae monocotyledonous flowering plants known as grasses. It includes the cereal grasses, bamboos and the grasses of natural grassland and species cultivated in lawns and pasture. The latter are commonly referred to collectively as Grasses.



How do you like that for an understatement. Grasses make good Lawns -think that will catch on ?

Anyway, that wasn’t quite what I was talking about. Take a look at the image at the top of the page. What sort of feeling does it invoke. How does it make you feel. All those soft flowing lines. For me, I would have to say relaxed. If you happened to agree with me take another look. What is the main point of a garden ? Is it to relax in, or to make you feel relaxed. I’ll leave that one for you to think about.

There are so many grasses now to choose from, so many variations in height, style, texture and colour. Blue, gold, dark green, light green, variegated, purple and everything in between. There are so many looks you can achieve with group plantings of grasses





Guess what this is

Love the silvery gray sheen over that expanse. It lifts the ghost trunks

Zoysia tenuifolia No Mow Grass

No Mow Grass

The free forming mounds of Zoysia tenuifolia or No Mow Grass are inspiring. The link does not do it justice. I have seen the mounds in far north Queensland were the mounds look like moss covered bolders laying around. Pretty spectacular.

Zebra Grass

Zebra Grass

Ok it’s a grass with strips, we’ll call it Zebra grass. Puts on a nice display

The silvery grass is not a grass at all. Tulbaghia violacea variegata – society garlic is an evergreen perennial lily. It look spectacular in mass plantings


Submit a Comment

Pin It on Pinterest