Growing ornamental grass in your garden planters is not only a fun way to decorate your home and garden, but it's really easy to do. These can create lovely, outstanding displays that add so much color and greenery to your pottery. The beauty fills the area that the pot is located in and their loveliness spills forth for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few simple tips:
Start by placing the garden planter where you want it to stay. These grasses are a great way to create privacy because of their height. They are perfect for apartment dwellers who have balconies, how about to block a neighbor's view or lined up along your deck or patio area. Since they prefer some sunlight daily you should make sure they aren't in a shaded area.
Make sure the gardenplanter you select has a drain hole and is deep to handle deep root systems. This is not the time to use a garden bowl or wok pot. Go with glazed, poly resin, concrete or a high fired clay. You need a garden pot that will hold up to these deep roots.
Fill the planter with good potting soil mixed with perlite. Water when the soil is dry. Don't let the roots sit in standing water. Fertilize in the Spring like you would with most plants and don't over-do it. Always follow instructions for the best outcomes. Try some grasses like Bamboo Muhly, Red Fountain Grass, Japanese Forest Grass or Blue Lyme Grass. These are all beautiful, colorful grasses that are perfect potted up and displayed. There are others that are really unusual like Fiber Optic Grass, Miscanthus or Feathered Reed Grass. Try googling the term and you will find all kinds of suggestions.