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About Indian Grass

Indian Grass

Indian Grass is a common feature along the United States plains and is frequently used today as a hardy, perennial decorative Grass. When allowed to grow wild, Indian Grass can quickly cover a large prairie. Indian Grass can be planted either as sod (to cover ground) or in clumps (to form decorative borders, screens, or hedgerows).

Creating a Native Garden with Indian Grass

Indian Grass is frequently used throughout the United States as a native, non-invasive species. Indian Grass is straightforward to care for; it can grow in almost any soil. It is found natively throughout much of the Midwest, growing wild. These grasses can grow up to six feet high and, as a perennial, will return season after season. Because they are a type of Grass, they can also start to spread.

Indian Grass is frequently used to offset other, more vibrant garden additions. It can be used as a "filler plant," It is low maintenance enough to be planted throughout a garden. It will re-seed and is liked by many grazing animals, which may be a consideration for those who have deer or rabbits in their area.

Taking Care of Indian Grass

When Indian Grass is established in native areas, it requires very minimal care. One should water it as it establishes itself, but once it is established, it should only require as much watering as a regular lawn. You can plant it against other plants to improve the soil's aeration and the water's run. It does best in well-drained areas but can grow in floodplain prairies and low-elevation areas.

If your Indian Grass is over-watered, it may start to brown. It should still be in well-drained soil -- and it should be in full sun or partial sun. Otherwise, you may need to trim your Indian Grass back periodically.

How to Plant Indian Grass

Indian Grass can be planted as seed if it's going to be grown into sod. It can also be planted as an already established clump if it's going to be used decoratively. It will continue to grow upward as long as it is allowed to, which means you should consider how tall you want it to grow. It will grow as tall as a person, but it can be continually trimmed down if desired. Once planted, one should thoroughly water it until it has been established. Another grass that looks great beside it is Big Bluestem Grass.

Indian Grass is frequently used in natural, native gardens to add decoration without increasing maintenance time. Though it only requires a little work, it should still be checked and trimmed back to avoid taking over its territory. Pair Indian Grass with other native plants and flowering plants to create a well-balanced and non-invasive garden.

6 Pack - Big Bluestem Grass - TN Nursery

6 Pack - Big Bluestem Grass

It is a tall native grass with numerous landscaping benefits. This versatile and attractive plant is a critical component of prairie ecosystems and is now gaining popularity in residential and commercial landscapes. Here are some of the notable benefits of using Big Bluestem in landscaping. While there are many species to choose from for your landscaping needs, Big Bluestem Grass stands apart with its height and coloring. This plant was once dominant in prairie landscapes throughout North America, and many people continue to use it as an ornamental variety in their yards. Big Bluestem Grass Helps With Erosion Control On agricultural properties of all sizes, both over-foraging and farming result in barren lands that are prone to erosion damage. This plant, which is also known as turkeyfoot or bluejoint, prevents erosion as it grows. Specifically, it has tough rhizomes that grow deep and strengthen the soil. In addition, as the plant grows, it becomes an expansive ground cover as well to further prevent erosion. Help With Wildlife Shelter At TN Nursery While this perennial plant is often used on larger agricultural properties to feed cattle and horses, it also attracts wildlife to yards. Everything from deer to wild turkeys and other animals seek shelter and food in the grasslands. Because this plant thrives in arid conditions that many others cannot grow in, it is suitable for maintaining animal populations. Enhances Aesthetics With This Perennial Grass This is a type that can grow almost 10 feet tall in suitable environments, and its tall blades transform into lovely shades of blue or purple as it grows. When the plant goes dormant in the fall, it has a reddish hue until it is revived in early spring. The term turkeyfoot describes the appearance of spiky racemes on the stalks. From a distance, the plant's blades sway beautifully in the wind to create a mesmerizing, colorful look. It is a smart option for covering wide open spaces in your yard or across your grounds; it is also often used as a border plant. When it lines the edge of a property, its height and thickness make it a perfect natural division. For those in search of a great alternative to a fence, this plant should be considered.

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