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
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
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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