Native Grass

Native grass plantings of warm-season species provide excellent winter cover for wildlife. These tall, stiff, upright grasses stand up well to snow and ice.The seeds contain multiple awns or beards that give them a fluffy appearance.

They also put most of their growth on in the heat of the summer unlike the coolseason grasses of your lawn which grow most in the spring and fall.

Grasses are an integral part of diverse habitats, ranging from cool, wet forests to hot, dry deserts. The deep roots of native grasses stabilize soil, increase water infiltration, and recycle nutrients. Appropriate management and restoration of grasslands can reap these benefits.

Native grasses planted in urban landscapes are low-maintenance,drought-tolerant, and can filter polluted runoff.

Native grasses offer a long green forage season will live a long time after establishment.

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