The following are some facts about the color of your garden’s fountain grasses:
Fountain Grass Color Chart
Color Chart for Fountain Grass Colors:
Red – Red fountain grass is usually found near hot springs or other areas where there is high heat. It may be a sign that the area was once wetter and warmer.
If it turns brownish red, then it means that the soil is too dry.
Green – Green fountain grass is normally found at higher elevations. It indicates that the soil is moist but not soaking wet.
Blue – Blue fountain grass is usually found in valleys and lowlands. It may indicate that the soil is still damp from rain or irrigation water.
You can use this information to decide if you need to irrigate your lawn.
Yellow – Yellow fountain grass is usually found near streams and lakes. It may mean that the soil is very cold and frozen.
You can use this information to determine if you need to add ice or snow to your lawn sprinkler system.
How To Trim Your Fountain Grass?
The answer to this question is highly depending on the type of grass and the shape of the lawn. Certain types of grass grow better in different shapes. For example, thin grass looks good in a wild look, while thick grass grows well when it is trimmed regularly. When you first start growing fountain grass, you should trim it in regular patterns for the first three years. This helps the lawn get used to the shears and prevents it from growing back weak. After three years, you can either continue the same pattern or let it grow wild.
How To Trim Purple Fountain Grass
The best way to trim purple fountain grass is to cut it in a new and unique shape every week. The shape can be a circle, square, triangle, or any other geometric pattern you can think of.
Not only is this good for your mind, but it forces you to get off the couch and physically trim the grass. The best time to do this depends on what shape you wish to cut. For example, a circle can only be cut when the lawn is wet, because it will not look good if it is allowed to grow out. You should always wait until the next week to cut again. When you have finished cutting the entire lawn in one shape, then you should start over again. If you decide to cut 10 different shapes instead of one, then you should start over every time you finish a 10 shape cycle.
How To Trim Fountain Grass With Dandelions
The best way to trim fountain grass with dandelions is to always add more dandelions. Dandelions are very special because they are one of the few plants that can grow under almost any condition.
If you are having a problem getting your grass to grow, then add dandelions to the area. Dandelions also help keep away bees and other insects, such as mosquitoes. If you have a lot of dandelions on your lawn, then be sure to always wear long pants when mowing the lawn, because the bees tend to get very territorial during certain times of the year and will sting anyone that comes near their nests, even if it is just someone walking by.
How To Trim Blue Fountain Grass
The best way to trim blue fountain grass is to cut it in the shape of your favorite animal, such as a duck or a swan. You can also make the animal out of bushes instead of grass.
For example, you could shape the bushes in the shape of a cat, then put a small cat statue in the middle. This will help keep the cats away from your yard. Cats do not like looking at themselves in the mirror!
Optional: Build a statue garden
If you would like to turn your lawn into a magnet for butterflies and ladybugs, then you should build a statue garden. All you have to do is buy some cheap metal statues from the dollar store and bury them in the ground.
Leave a few inches of the statues sticking out of the ground so that they are visible. Then just wait a few days and the flowers should appear. After they flowers have grown in, then just sit back and enjoy your yard!
Optional: Build a zen garden
Another thing you can do is build a zen garden. A zen garden is very easy to make.
All you have to do is draw a square in the dirt. Then make diagonal lines across the square. You must make the lines at a 45 degree angle. After that, just rake the lines so that they are raised up and leave the rest of the square flat. Then just add a few rocks inside the square and you are done!
Optional: Build a bouncy rubber ball garden
Another fun idea is to build a bouncy rubber ball garden.
Sounds silly, right?
It is! All you have to do is buy a bouncy rubber ball and find a place in your yard to put it. It can be in the middle of your flower garden, or you can put it near a tree. You can even build a little area around the ball. Just make sure that the ball is secure so that no one will be able to step on it and fall. Then just wait a few days and watch as your garden comes to life!
Optional: Build a mud pit
Another fun idea is to build a mud pit. This one can get a little messy, so you might want to do it in the back yard or somewhere else that doesn’t matter if it gets messed up.
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