Creating Architectural Foliage with Ornamental Grass

  • By Clean Cut Fence
  • 14 Jun, 2013

How does your lawn look? Is it neatly mowed and surrounded by a privacy or picket fence ? There’s  another way to use grass to make your yard look more interesting , especially in a corner bed with the fence as a backdrop.

Ornamental grasses come in different sizes, textures, and colors, and by layering them, you can create natural architecture that looks impressive in place of flowers in a flower bed.

Tips for Using Ornamental Grass

If you’re going to try this out, there are a few things that will help you create the best look you can. Keep these tips in mind as you plan:

  • Look at a variety of different grasses. There are many more types of grass than the normal green kind that grows in your backyard! Look for variety in color, height, and texture to keep the space from looking boring.
  • Plan for visual effect. Think about how the finished product will look. Some tips to keep in mind for this:
    • Put tall, sturdier grasses in the back.
    • Pay attention to color and detail. One great idea is to put grasses with colored heads in the center.
    • Use texture. There are many grasses with fluff or that look spiked. Use these to accent the colors and frame the space.
  • Sketch it out. The best thing to do is to sketch out what you want it to look like before you begin, so that as you work, you know you’re working in the right direction.

It’s an interesting approach to plants in your yard—how would you use ornamental grass in your yard?

By Kela Roth 09 Mar, 2017

Time to start planning those projects you have been dreaming of all winter long. Whether it is a new fence to add to your backyard living area or some maintenance on your existing fence. Now is the perfect time to start that project. In designing your fence there are several different options to choose from -- Aluminum and Custom Wood are two of the most popular fence types. However, plenty homeowners are perfectly satisfied with galvanized or the vinyl coated chain-link. The vinyl privacy is also a great option.

For those of you that have a wooden fence now is the perfect time to protect your investment by staining and sealing. This ensures that your investment will be well protected as well as adding a beautiful color to the fence.

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