Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Lawn

This is an article about a study done by the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center on Native Grasses being used for lawns.  The information is very promising and if all goes well, you may be re-seeding with these low maintenance, low water grasses very soon.

“Save on mowing, watering, weeding and feeding with a lawn of native grasses.

Americans love their lawns. But most of them are non-native grasses like St. Augustine that succumbs easily to pests and disease,uses huge amounts of water, hates to be walked on and doesn’t fair well in our heat, or bermudagrass that needs constant mowing and can be invasive. Non-native lawns require a lot of time and money to keep that ‘velvet carpet’ appearance. As a solution, Wildflower Center ecologist Mark Simmons has been leading the research on a mixture of drought-adapted native grasses that cut down on mowing, watering, weeding and feeding. Early research clearly demonstrates that it takes less effort to maintain a lawn of mixed native turf grasses than a non-native lawn.”

for the rest of this article, please visit http://www.wildflower.org/nativelawns/

Happy Gardening!!

Lisa LaPaso

Lisa’s Landscape & Design

“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”

2 Comments

  1. Craig King

    I love your articles, please keep them coming. My daughter ,Tracy King Perry, advised me of your services. We are moving from Seguin to Leander to be close to her and our grandchildren. Our new home’s landscaping is pretty much a blank slate. We are very interested in establishing a native grass lawn along with native plants.

    Keep up the great work,

    Craig King (Retired)

    • Hi Craig, I am glad to hear the blogs are helpful to you 😉 Please be sure to contact me at lisalapaso@yahoo.com when you are ready to get your new landscape started. I would love the opportunity to work with you on it!! Lisa

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