Create a garden with ornamental grasses

Create a garden with ornamental grasses

The effect of grasses in the garden

Grasses in the garden loosen up and give lightness. They don't really come into their own in the bed, but with suitable companions, the perennial bed becomes the focal point in the garden. Medium-high grasses can be combined very well with flowering perennials. For example with

  • Sun hat
  • phlox
  • Sedum plant
  • Asters
  • Columbine

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Lower grasses can be used as ground cover, the very tall specimens, such as pampas grass, look more impressive than solitary shrubs.

In any case, with accompanying planting, it must be ensured that plants are put together that have similar location requirements. For example, the sun-loving riding grass should be combined with magnificent candles, which also prefer a sunny and dry location. In contrast to this, the forest ridge is planted as hostas, both plants need a place in the shade to thrive.

Ornamental grasses as solitary shrubs

The large grasses take up a lot of space in the garden and should therefore ideally stand alone. So they can unfold well and offer an excellent eye-catcher. They are also well suited as privacy and wind protection for seats.

Examples of tall and spreading grasses are:

  • the tall pipe grass
  • the Chinese reed
  • the pampas grass
  • the elephant grass
  • the bamboo (also a grass!)

Create a grass garden

If you want to create a grass garden in autumn, you shouldn't mix too many different grasses. The bed would later make a restless and disordered impression. It is best to plant larger varieties in the background of the bed as a privacy screen. In the foreground, the medium-high grass species look very good. You can make a pretty and versatile bed with suitable companions. Grasses are also just right for ponds. Overhanging grass fescue creates a visual connection between the bank and the water. They are reflected in the surface of the water and so soften the hard boundary lines.