In the month of August, it’s easy to see grasses that are anything but your grandfather's lawn grass. Low-growing purple love grass offers luminescent splashes of roadside color. The airy tops of switchgrass decorate wet fields and woodland edges. American beach grass holds sand against the erosive forces. In open fields, little blue stem and Indiangrass offer food and habitat for birds. Please visit the link for a few thoughts on native grass.
Turfgrass and ornamental grass share the same last name, but they are very different plants. What's important is that ornamental grasses and their cousins, the sedges, are great problem-solvers, capable of filling niches where turfgrass is faint of heart. Click the link to learn about five differences and find a plant list.