Tired of mowing

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Tired of mowing

Postby tsl » May 08, 2009 9:10 pm

We have 3 acres that we mow and are very tired of it. Tonight I came up with a plan to plant grasses to section off our yard, but still make it look nice. What I need to know is what type of grasses would work best. I live in Northeast Missouri, and the area is pretty much full sun. I want grasses that are tall and will spread quickly, and of course look attractive. Any input will be helpful!!

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Re: Tired of mowing

Postby JaneG » May 15, 2009 1:29 pm

I'm surprised no one has responded here. I know there are some rapidly spreading grasses that might even be called invasive. But with all your space, that might be okay.

I just grow some traditional ornamental grasses, miscanthus varieties, some zebra grass and a Karl Forester.

Hopefully some grass experts will chime in here.
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Re: Tired of mowing

Postby Kas » May 16, 2009 1:15 am

Timber bamboo! Just kidding. Kind of. I wish I had the space to plant a grove of vivax. It is so awesome! Check out some books on ornamental grasses to get some ideas of what appeals to you. I would plant a couple of trees as well. Some oaks for sure. (Something else I wish I had!) I personally love the 'Morning Light' miscanthus. It has a lot of motion. Mine is a smaller selection, but the big ones might work. Karl Forster is a nice grass, too. I like that suggestion. Have fun with it.

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Re: Tired of mowing

Postby tsl » May 16, 2009 9:21 pm

Thanks for the suggestions, I am checking them out!! I'm excited to get started, I know that sitting on my deck looking out , it will look nice. I hope to plant some daylilies in front of the grasses. I'm glad you responded.
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Re: Tired of mowing

Postby gamekeeper » Jul 06, 2009 10:55 am

I made a collection of grasses between 25 and 30 at last count alot of fun not much work.
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