by Charlene Burgi
Last week I was invited to visit the Delta Bluegrass Company’s growing grounds. I don’t normally talk about specific companies unless they are carrying a unique product. This forward-thinking company is experimenting with various types of native grasses that use 50-70 percent less water than other types of bluegrass or fescue-type sods. They are experimenting with native bentgrass and perfecting other native blends to create year-round lush lawns that can be manicured or grow unrestricted into beautiful meadow-like gardens.
One blend included purple needlegrass that cast a shade of purple and really caught my attention. I imagined planting bulbs and wildflowers into this blend of native grasses, filling my head with visions of a waving sea of green with colorful flowers blowing in the breeze.
For more information, visit their website.
Workshop this Weekend
Would you like to learn how to build a rain garden? Don’t miss “How to Design and Build Rainwater Harvesting Landscapes” this Sunday, November 7, in Fairfax. FREE for MMWD customers! Learn more and register here.