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Ornamental grass provides easy drought solution

Published 10/04/2008, The Jamestown Sun

A fashionable fix for drought-proofing lawns is downsizing: ripping up some of that demanding turf and replacing it with succulents or a vegetable garden. But here’s another idea. How about replacing grass with grass — thirsty bluegrass, for example, with an ornamental? Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance perennials with pleasing personalities. They’re durable yet graceful. Many are deer-, insect- and drought-resistant.

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