Graves don't always have to be planted with pansies. You can e.g. also embellish with grasses. It only depends on the right varieties.You can also combine grass and ground cover. It doesn't always have to be the typical grave plants. The tomb is also a place of rest and reflection with a balanced grass planting. Species that differ in height and structure are particularly suitable. This creates a pleasant, peaceful picture. You can even work with different colors. Another plus: most ornamental grasses require little maintenance.
Stylish grave planting with grasses
There are basically several options when designing graves with grasses. You can e.g. Plant individual grass perennials and combine them with ground cover, gravel or flowering plants.
The second variant is a complete planting of the grave area with grasses. In this case it is important that the grasses are of different heights.
Ornamental grasses come in many different shapes and colors. The filigree blades of grass and the various flowers provide a lively, yet calm, peaceful grave design. Many grasses bloom from summer to autumn. But even in winter there is a nice picture. Namely, when hoarfrost lies on the blades of grass. It is only important when choosing the grasses that you do not select strongly overgrowing varieties. The grasses should not extend beyond the grave. In addition, hardy varieties are generally best for grave planting.
The most beautiful grasses for grave design
The high pampas grass is a dominant variety, which is best seen on a double grave. The perennial can grow up to one meter high and captivates with silvery-white or pink flower fronds.
Also a nice eye-catcher, but lower in growth: the fescue species bear fescue, atlas fescue and blue fescue. They grow in a spherical shape and offer several shades of gray, green and blue.
The lamp cleaner grass is another attractive type of grass. It forms impressive flowers from August to October. It is these spike-shaped, bright inflorescences that give the grass its name.
Reddish grasses are a welcome change when planting with grasses. Here mahogany grass, red love grass and red-green Chinese reeds come into their own. The Chinese reed is available in many other variants. But always pay attention to small varieties so that the reeds do not disturb the overall design.
After the grass perennials have been planted, soil remains visible between the plants for the first year. Simply fill the gaps with bark mulch. This creates a neat picture from the start.
How to properly care for the grasses
Grasses prefer a loose, humus to sandy soil in which they can grow well. Once this is done, further care is limited. After winter, all you have to do is remove the dead plant parts and cut back the grass perennials. In spring and summer, occasional fertilization is still advisable. However, you only need to water regularly when the summer is very hot and dry.