Blue Grama Grass- Boutella Gracilis
Found in the Great Plains, this annual grass is strong-willed to tackle the driest season. Blue Grama Grass flourishes in a sterile environment and can be adaptable to accommodate environmental needs. Blue Grama is multi-purpose grass that can be mixed with other greens or used to fill in tough spots on a golf course. A tasty nibble for wildlife animals, such as an antelope. Settle in the prairies of the Midwest in the Unites States; this grass can give an illusion of a wooly caterpillar from a distance. Distinct with a bluish-gray hue on the leaves, this grass can grow up to 12-15 inches tall. The color changes in the fall season to an orange and red tint but you can observe the prime of this grass in the summer.
Blue Grama can be found in the southern states but to appreciate its essence, it can be seen in the mountains as a grazing feast for multiple animals. The grass is accustomed to being rooted in dry areas; a drought would be an excellent provision for the Blue Grama. Cannot withstand sectors that are subjected to saturation or overwhelming conditions. Temperate in dark or harsh soil and to fire unless the fire has weakened the grass at the beginning of the growth stage.Blue Grama Grass requires minimal preservation. This grass should be planted in a stable and weed free setting. The Blue Grama Grass uses a unique method of water usage; they will swiftly use water when obtainable.
The grass does attract insects that can be threatening for rummaging. Grasshoppers and June Beetle can feed off this grass; therefore, depleting the grass from its nutrients and risking a loss of the Blue Grama. The grass is beneficial for animals and people. Its’ versatility supplies food for wildlife, yet providing a particular grace for your lawn.
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