Maidengrass. One of the most common grasses, maidengrass is big, beautiful, and easy to grow. It offers narrow, arching foliage (many selections are variegated; look for them to add more color to your landscape) and silvery plumes that are enchanting when the light catches them just right. Name: Miscanthus sinensis Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, well-drained soil Size: To 8 feet tall Zones: 4-9
Deer Grass – Deer Grass is dependable and fast growing. This ornamental grass is the perfect softening contrast to harsh cacti and boulders in your landscape. It thrives in full sun and harsh hot temperatures of Phoenix Arizona. It generally grows to a size of 4’ x 4’ and requires little watering. In the fall, Deer Grass produces tall slender flower spikes which create a stunning contrast to dense foliage.
Mixing together different types of ornamental grasses always creates a visually terrific contrast in the landscape. This lovely border is a perfect example of that where decorative grasses of different colors, textures and shapes have been pleasantly combined for a long season of interest, extending to winter!
If your dog has a well worn path along the fence, a landscaped border may help to change the pattern. Choose tough specimens like ornamental grasses and native shrubs. These plants may help divert your pup's activity, and will hold up to occasional leaps and bounds.
Plant more grasses. If you have a bed or border filled to the brim with mostly flowering perennials and annuals, you may be missing out on the wildlife habitat and four-season beauty that grasses provide. Squeeze in more grasses here and there to help compete against weeds, conserve soil moisture, provide shelter for wildlife and give birds spring nesting material
Drought tolerant .. Low maintenance .. Muhly grass. Muhlbergia is a variety of ornamental grass with spectacular showgirl flair. The common name is Muhly grass and it is extremely hardy and easy to grow. Muhly grass grows in clumps that are 3 to 4 feet tall. It grows in any type of soil, so long as it drains well. Muhlbergia does not like wet feet.