Ornamental grasses come in a variety of sizes, shapes and textures. Many
of these grasses tend to be taller and bushier than other plants making
them able to "catch the wind" and provide movement in your landscape.
The true upside of these plants is that many of them are able to endure a
wide variety of heat, extreme cold and drought conditions with low
maintenance. In addition, many grasses are resistant to insects. So when
you're looking for some ideas of what to plant...consider these:
healthy lawn is of utmost importance to our environment. It not only
produces oxygen but it also cools the atmosphere. Healthy dense grass slows
water run-off, removing contaminants and trapping soil. Yet, during
drought years, many of us wonder whether we should replace our lawns.
Before doing so, consider this. Many lawns in the California North Bay are
overwatered. As your landscape professional we can help you
"drought-proof" your lawn. Here are some of the ways:
Deep tine Aeration NOW!
Tune-up of your irrigation
Switch up irrigation cycles
Recognize signs of visual stress
you're thinking about tearing out or replacing your lawn, talk to us
first. Drought tolerant varieties and ways to care for your lawn may
require less water than you think. We're here to help and only a phone
This year, more than ever, with reduced rainfall and the need to
conserve water, aerating now through early summer is an important step
in the care of your lawn. With aeration, the soil is opened up to allow
water to enter more easily. In addition, proper aeration avoids run-off
which in turn, improves the effectiveness of watering. Aeration pays for
itself through your savings in water. It will last 3 to 4 months, so
now is the time to get it done - while everything is beginning to dry
Although aeration does not last more than 3 or 4 months, it
is the best method for managing thatch, soil compaction and...we can't
say it enough...SAVING WATER!