You may think of grasses as dull or boring. They are actually an integral part of a native plant landscape. They support countless insects, which in turn, support countless songbirds.
Planted in masses, they sway in the breeze and provide a cooling view, even if the breeze is warm. Planted individually amongst native bloomers, they provide architectural interest and background.
They are vital to that popular summer bug, the fire fly. In the fall, almost every grass species glows in its own way with vivid tawny and bronze colors. In winter, they remain upright and provide lots of visual interest in an otherwise barren landscape.
They are drought tolerant, deer resistant, and easy to grow. To learn more about native warm season grasses, check out these blog posts:
Ecological and Design Benefits of Native Grasses
Species and Selection Descriptions
Grasses and Sedges for Specific Applications