10 Reasons to Create Indigenous Grasslands in the Urban Landscape
Random Harvest Indigenous Plant Nursery
Indigenous veld grasses are increasingly incorporated in projects by home-owners, indigenous landscapers and landscape architects.
Soft swaying grasses contrast strikingly with the solid shapes of buildings.
Apart from the aesthetic advantages, gardening with grasses, creating meadows, has strong environmental advantages as well as solving some problematic issues in urban city landscapes.
1. Natural grasslands (even those planted by nature) are low maintenance (once established - and this does NOT mean no-maintenance). It is important to maintain grassland or meadow planting, by removal of weeds, particularly alien invasive species, as well as trimming them annually
2. Most grasses and indigenous grassland plants are extremely drought hardy, and so their water requirements are low........
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