Increase your garden’s range of motion with plants that move and waltz in the wind — then sit back and enjoy the show
Roses and ornamental grasses in the front garden continue to bloom and prolong the seasonal display, much appreciated in autumn
Thick, green grass can be started from seed, too. This free tip sheet on how to seed a new lawn tells you how to save money and select a custom mixture.
The drought continues and the few isolated bursts of rain have done little to relieve moisture-stressed lawns. However lawns can be kept reasonably green by sowing White clover (Trifolium repens) into the grass.
When digging out the invading ornamental grass roots, I was surprised to find a deep system of tough, resistant woody runners. It was impossible to get all of them out, and each autumn I have a major digging initiative to work on removing grass runners that have spread during the summer.
Video shows a range of ornamental grasses for your garden. Beautiful setting of the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden and behind the scenes at major grower.