Grasses, a powerful plant family


If you live in a very windy place or have a large garden you can think about cultivate grasses. It is an ideal family of plants in these cases as they cover large surfaces and thus offer a great frame to the garden, differentiating spaces and areas.

This family is one of the most important in the world of plants and it includes a variety of species that in total cover about 20% of the plant surface of the planet.

How are grasses

The grasses are plants that share the presence of long cylindrical or elliptical canes or stems from which the leaves are born. Its flowers are small spikes and are composed of one or more flowers and are very showy, which is why they are used as an ornamental element.

Grasses are present in all parts of the world and in different climatic regions. Its great adaptation makes them plants that grow very fast and spread over large areas reason for which it is necessary to control them in case of having them at home. They can even be invasive plants that need regular pruning to reflect the best of them.


We were talking about the great variety of species within the family, the range is surprising: from upholstery plants to rice, oats or wheat.

On the other hand, there are grass species, such as carpet grasses, that are more difficult to cultivate, need poor soils and grow better in mass or mixed with other perennials. They tend to look their best in the fall.

Grasses in the garden

There are many ideas when it comes to incorporating grasses into the home. Depending on the species, you can use them as grass or create a cover for a particular, dense and noble area. In these cases, you can use tussock species: Fstucco rubra, Agrostis tenuis or Poa pratensis.

They are also widely used by landscapers for roadsides or to decorate flower beds. In this case, the species with the most striking spikes are chosen or those with different spike styles can be combined. The blue fescue or the red grass of Japan are widely used.


Larger species such as Bamboo or the Cañizo Common are ideal for creating displays, although you can also take advantage of the magic of grasses for interior decoration by choosing the attractive flowers of some species to collect them and put them in a vase, taking into account that you can dry them and thus preserve them for a long time. , The feather dusters and the cat's tail are among the most chosen.

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