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Pike Nurseries: Add whimsical flare, movement to gardens

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Gardens can showcase a variety of interesting components, from colors, shapes, sizes, scents, textures and even movement. Today we're going to discuss how you can add a whimsical flare and movement to your garden and container gardens with ornamental grass.

Why Ornamental Grass?
 -- Grasses are very versatile, easy to grow and need very little care
 -- The colors and light texture of ornamental grasses feel like fall and are great for added interest this time of year

Varieties of Ornamental Grass
 -- There are many, many types of ornamental grasses from short yellow grasses, medium green and cream variegated grasses to tall grasses with feather-like plumes

Uses for Ornamental Grass
 -- The uses for ornamental grass are as abundant as there are varieties
 -- The shorter grasses work great for adding height to container gardens
 * For larger container gardens that may flank a door use a medium ornamental grass to give the container more dramatic height
 -- Use large ornamental grasses in the landscape

Caring for Ornamental Grass
 -- Generally there are two types of ornamental grasses:
 * Warm Season: Don't start growing until mid to late spring
Cut back between December or at the latest April 1
 -- We recommend wanting until March so that you get the beauty of the grass throughout the winter
 * Cool Season: Start growing at the beginning of spring before temperatures exceed 75 degrees
Cut back at the end of March
 * When it's time to trim back the grass, trim as close to the ground as possible
Some grasses get quite dense, so you'll only get about 6 inches from the ground

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