Add Curb Appeal To Your Outdoor Space With Ornamental Grass

Posted on: 25 April 2016

If you have a few areas in your yard where you need to enhance the look or cover up a few blemishes, ornamental grass may be an option for you. Ornamental grass is a perennial in most zones and is available in countless varieties. Each variety creates its own look to help draw the eye in and add curb appeal to almost any outdoor area. This year when buying plants and perennials, consider planting ornamental grass. Here are just a few reasons why you may want to incorporate a specific type of ornamental grass in your yard.

Accenting Driveway Garden Beds

Is your driveway looking boring and lacking luster? Now is the time to consider adding some striking grass elements to attract those passing by. Bring in curb appeal by adding a splash of color at the end of your driveway. One showstopper is the drought-resistant Purple Fountain Grass. This variety displays deep purple foliage that is easy to care for and demands attention from onlookers. It's compact in size, reaching only about 3 feet tall. Use it as a centerpiece around other perennials and annuals inside of your driveway garden beds.

Patio Privacy

If you have neighbors or live close to the street, it can be hard to find a little privacy from prying eyes. Instead of adding an unattractive fence to your patio space, try ornamental grass. Pampas grass is a beautiful, wispy variety of grass that resembles giant feathers. It can reach heights of up to 10 to 12 feet! The most popular colors are white and pink plumes that flow from a tall green foliage. This provides you with privacy when you're on your patio, but creates a lot of curb appeal to neighbors and others driving by.

Pool Protection  

A pool brings about a lot of outdoor fun with friends and family. If you have a pool, it's important to keep leaves and other loose debris from getting inside. Instead of planting trees close by for privacy, try a tall grass variety such as Ravenna Grass. This is a fast growing perennial that will come up year after year and sport wispy, silver colored plumes into the air. This gives off tropical flair for your poolside enjoyment and creates an artful landscape that improves your property value.

Fences Make Good Neighbors

Do your neighbors seem a little too close for comfort? Installing a fence may be the first thing that comes to mind. While it will definitely block neighbor noise, it can be very cold and informal. Warm up your property lines by adding an ornamental grass such as Maiden Grass to your outdoor space. Maiden Grass forms dense clumps of green grass on the bottom, along with graceful, arching plumes of wispy feather-like foliage on the top. At 5 foot tall, this is a compact and respectable plant to create a green fence option along property lines.

There are many ways to boost curb appeal and add some more value to your property. Head to your favorite nursery and then gather your garden equipment and supplies to create a stellar look for your entire yard. 

Contact a business like The Bushel Stop for more help.