Accessed by ferry, Guana Cay is a narrow islet only about seven miles long. Consequently, natural grass is a luxury. This sustainable lawn is also dressed in DuPont Select HD with installation by ForeverLawn.
A natural stone retaining wall levels out this lawn and creates an elevated planted section perfect for decorating the yard. Ornamental grasses add beautiful natural color and create a soft textural contrast to the well-trimmed grass.
Chip Wade recommends planting water-loving plants like grasses near a water feature like this beautiful stream running through his Georgia backyard. "You're basically trying to create the utopian version of what would happen naturally" says Wade.
Brighten your yard’s shady spots with a golden waterfall, courtesy of ‘All Gold’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra). Also known as Japanese hakone grass, this glowing beauty boasts naturally cascading growth that makes an elegant focal point. As the name suggests, Japanese forest grass likes a part shade to shady spot with soil that’s well-drained, rich and humusy. Avoid dry, clay or poorly drained soils. This is a slowly spreading ornamental grass, which typically grows 9 to 14 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. The narrow leaves pair well with broad-leafed hosta varieties or heuchera. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
If you’re looking for an ornamental grass that delivers fall interest, check out Korean feather reed grass (Calamagrostis brachytricha). Large, foot-long seedhead plumes soar above leaves in late summer, donning a pink tinge that matures to tan. Seedheads dry well and make a nice addition to dried arrangements, or let them age naturally in the garden where they’ll add interest all winter long. Korean feather reed grass likes moist soil and tolerates heavy clay soil. Cut plants to the ground in early spring. Leaves grow 36 inches tall and 20 to 24 inches wide. Seedheads stand 12 inches above leaves. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
Rustic base cabinets contrast the high gloss white upper cabinets to strike a balance between the natural and the contemporary in this kitchen. Natural, woven grass accents and driftwood add a coastal tone and touch of warmth.
Lush wildflowers and grasses line the walk to the front porch and add natural beauty to the front yard of HGTV Urban Oasis 2019. The home is located across from a local park and is easy walking distance from local restaurants and shopping.
The natural stone hot tub surrounding matches the stone used for the retaining wall. Above the wall the hillside is planted with ornamental grass for a beautiful natural texture and color. The hot tub is raised from the main pool patio with access from clean cut concrete steps.
Squares of grass are set between concrete tiles to create a textural checked pattern in front of this cottage storage shed. The natural rock exterior of the shed extends out on the privacy wall encompassing the swimming pool. Flowering plants and shrubs create a planted border hugging the wall adding soft natural color and texture.