Monkey Grass Garden Plants
Monkey grass plants are type of grasses that are usually utilized as border in yard landscaping projects. Monkey grass is a member of the lily family. What makes turfs from the lily family so desirable a landscape material is that they are quite versatile and can handle many different environmental conditions. Monkey grass plants can handle hot conditions better than a lot of shrubs and ground covers can. These plants are especially easy to grow and maintain on steep slopes where it is hard to maintain any sort of grass. All forms of monkey grass can be easily lifted, divided and transplanted whenever needed. As with most plants, monkey grass requires good drainage for best results. The brownish foliage of monkey grass should be cut back prior to new growth, usually in late February or early March. Cutting back this foliage not only promotes new growth but also helps to rejuvenate the plants. Monkey grass is a great ground cover for the lawn, growing in areas where most turf grasses won’t, such as beneath trees or along steep slopes. It can even be used as a low-maintenance lawn substitute.
Monkey grass plants looks great mixed with other foliage plants and flowers and can be successfully grown in containers. It’s a common landscaping feature in the South but is so versatile that it can grow nearly anywhere. With so many possibilities, monkey grass is truly an exceptional choice for attractive ground coverage in the lawn and surrounding landscape.