If you live in or close to Ohio, this article is a must read for your landscape ideas on ornamental grasses and groundcovers.
Get the expert opinion of low maintenance landscape designers from across Ohio on the top low maintenance ornamental grasses and groundcovers they use in their designs for front yard landscaping.
Below is a list of easy ornamental grasses and groundcovers for Ohio, followed by the contact information of these designers.
If you’re looking for front yard design ideas to create a beautiful healthy landscape without tons of yard work, reach out to them for some awesome design help!
When you’re looking to save time on yard work, the right plants in the right place can really make a difference. When considering grasses or groundcover for your landscape, it is important to consider the growing conditions of your specific garden location, as well as the aesthetics and form of your intended planting.
Important considerations for easy perennial plants and low maintenance landscapes:
- Know your soil type
- Get a soil test!
- Know your pH
- Know your soil texture (sand, loam, silt, clay)
- Select plants adapted to:
- Your soil type
- The water availability in your garden
- The fertility level of your site
- Other nearby plants
- Consider aesthetics
- Right plant form
- Proper plant groupings
- Consider plant growth
- Seed dispersal
- Growing habit
- Spreading habit
Once you’ve considered the right conditions for your ornamental grasses, here are some awesome suggestions on what to plant!
Each of the plants listed below were recommended by two or more designers to be included.
Most of these grasses are easy perennial plants native to this region and bring a lot of beauty and texture to your landscape. Some are short-lived perennials or self-reseeding annuals that can reseed to come back each year. Some are non-native exotics that are well adapted to the growing conditions of Ohio without spreading profusely in the wild.
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