Thank You Volunteers!

Thank you everyone who attended our working bee this afternoon to plant the Native Weeping Grass lawn Microlaena Stipoides. And thank you Mike Hettinger for bringing along the tubestock, grass seed and methodology!

Image above: volunteers planting tube-stock at the working bee today

The seed will take 2-3 weeks to germinate. There are a few clumps of the plants together to show you what the lawn will look like when it is established.

Image above: Microlaena Stipoides native weeping grass

The lawn will create a comfortable gathering space, and also showcase how Weeping Grass can be used for lawns in place of other exotic species of grass. Native Grass has the added benefit of attracting local birds, skinks and insect-life. It is also fire retardant. It’s a medium-length grass that lies along the ground as it gets longer, so it doesn’t grow high. It therefore doesn’t need to be mowed, although it can be mowed or whipper-snipped occasionally if desired. If not mowed, the grass itself can provide protection that retains moisture in soil and prevents the soil from becoming compacted, hard and water-resistant.

Image above: volunteers raking the ground in preparation for the grass seed

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