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lawns
ornamental grasses
BLUE FESCUE Festuca glauca
Clump forming with fine textured leaves, several varieties
BLUE OAT Helictotrichon sempervirens
Round clumps of intense blue foliage
BULBOUS OAT Arrhenatherum bulbosum
Clumps of cream and green variegated leaves
FEATHER REED Calamagrostis x acutilora ‘Karl Forester’
Narrow, upright wheat like heads, long season of interest
FEATHER REED Calamagrostis x acutilora ‘Overdam’
Green and white striped leaves, Winter interest
MOOR GRASS Molina caerulea
Shade tolerant grass, with a fountain like effect
RED SWITCH Panicum virgatum
Clumps of narrow green leaves, flowers turn to red seed pods after blooming; orange fall colour
RIBBON Phalaris arundinacea 36/24 in. 90/60 cm white sun 2
Clumps of fast spreading variegated foliage in a variety of colours, invasive
TUFTED HAIR Deschampsia caespitosa 36/18 in. 90/45 cm various sun or shade 4
Clumps of green foliage, delicate green flowers eventually cover leaves
gardener’s secrets - lawns
Topdress lawns with 2 cm of soil then overseed with McKenzie grass for improved lawn health
Name Botanical Name Comments
Height/Spread Colour Sun or Shade Zone
and grass density. Scott’s Turf Builder is a great top dressing.
Topseed every second year. McKenzie All Purpose Grass
Seed is very effective in most situations. Feed lawns regularly using a quality fertilizer like C-I-L’s Golfgreen 20-0-5.
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12/12 in. 30/30 cm blue sun or shade 3
36/24 in. 90/60 cm tan sun 4
18/12 in. 45/30 cm tan sun or part shade 3
60/70 in. 120/150 cm green sun or part shade 3
45/60 in. 90/120 cm green sun or part shade 3
30/60 in. 60/75 cm green sun or part shade 3
36/24 in. 90/60 cm white sun 3


































































































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