11 Native Grasses For Your Long Island Landscape

Add Beauty & Ground-Cover to your Landscape without all the Work!

Are You Watering Constantly? Using excessive fertilizer/compost?

Using native plants reduces the amount of watering, fertilizer and general care that your landscape requires because they are adapted to your environment! When you have millions of years of evolution at your side, you simply can’t go wrong! Here is a list of 11 native grasses that you can use in your landscape for beauty, filling out gaps and ground cover – which also reduces the amount of watering you’ll need to do this Summer!

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Native Grass 1: Woolgrass

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Native Grass 2: Switchgrass

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Native Grass 3: Purple Topgrass

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Native Grass 4: Purple Lovegrass

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Native Grass 5: Path Rushgrass

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Native Grass 6: Little Bluestem

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Native Grass 7: Indiangrass

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Native Grass 8: Deer Tongue Grass

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Native Grass 9: Common Rushgrass

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Native Grass 10: Bushy Bluestem

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Native Grass 11: Big Bluestem

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Native grasses mingle beautifully with wildflowers in both naturalized and formal settings. The variety of stalks and seedheads add visual interest well into winter. These grasses form the foundation of the North American Prairie – a plant community dominated by a few robust and adaptive native grasses that once covered the greater part of the Midwest.

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