Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Reviews — Three Native Grasses

When you are getting ready to landscape a new space, you must understand how to introduce grasses into the area. You can use native grasses that will look beautiful, stand out, and bring some character to your lawn. Read through the steps carefully to ensure that you have planted your grasses in the right places for the right reasons. Also, remember that these grasses can be more fun to plant if you are using them instead of flowers or shrubs.

Texas Sedge — Tennessee Wholesale Nursery Reviews

Texas Sedge is the grass that you have probably seen before without realizing it. This grass has a soft green color, and the grass will droop on the ends to make the appearance of a small bush. You can contain small plants like this, use them to edge your driveway, or plant the grass all-around to help your lawn look a bit fuller. The sedge is also good when you would like to fill up space in and around larger plants.

Cherokee Sedge

Cherokee Sedge will come out of nowhere to grow out at an angle, and the plants tend to bunch together so that you can see they have a combination of both green and yellow in them. You can bring a bit more color and character to the law using this plant because it is not just green. Plus, you might use this sedge in place of your traditional grass because it can thrive in places where the sun is very hot. You do need to water these grasses, but they are much heartier than traditional grasses.

Pennsylvania Sedge

Pennsylvania Sedge is unique in that it can either stand up or seem to lie on the ground. These grasses get longer than their counterparts, and they can give you much more coverage than you would get with normal grass. This particular grass looks a bit like a rug that you have laid on the ground, and it will help you cover a large backyard or field that you have had problems with in the past.

Use Native Grasses Around Maple Trees

Native grasses are more likely to stand up to the bad weather in the area or hot sun because they have been growing for hundreds of years with no problem. You will get an amazing color out of these grasses if you put a little bit of work into them, but you do not need to worry about the grasses dying if you go on vacation or forget to water them. Plus, these grasses work well around delicate plants like maple trees. The grasses can help improve the soil and the root system for the tree while also providing you with a bit of color that plays off the bright colors of the maples you have planted.


The native grasses that you plant around your property are an exciting thing to use when you are hoping to fill out the land, add color to the garden, or avoid planting traditional grass.

The Best Moss For Shade Gardens

Because they are so well-suited to shade, mosses are the ideal choice of ground cover for your shade garden.

Understanding Your Shade Garden

Shade gardens are just that: gardens that are under cover of shade for the majority of the day. Reasons for shade could be a large number of surrounding trees, a large wall or partition near the garden, or even a hillside. Shady gardens are common near backyard patios, where there is a lot of shadow coming from the house. These gardens can thrive and flourish if the amount of shade is taken into account. Creating a shade garden out of an area of your yard which suffers from lack of sunlight will transform a wasteland into a mystical oasis. Picking the right plants and vegetation for your shade garden is important not only for the health and longevity of your garden but the look and feel as well. Shade gardens are magical when done correctly, organic and flowing in form, with mysterious paths and secluded areas. Alongside the right flowers and shrubbery, moss is a wonderful idea for ground coverage that is both enchanting in nature and well-suited to shady environments. Moss can cover ground as well as rocks and requires very little water to thrive. It also cleans the environment and prevents soil erosion. It also serves an important role as a bio-indicator for pollution, wastewater treatment, and acid rain. Another great feature of moss is its ability to encourage growth to the point that fertilizers are no longer necessary. Because moss eats dust particles and releases nitrogen, the nitrogen in fertilizers can actually be overkill in a moss-laden garden. That’s less work for you! Moss is also deer-repellent, and most forest critters will not eat them due to their bitter taste. There are many different types of mosses. How can you choose which one is best for your garden? For your convenience, we have compiled a list of the types of mosses that are excellently suited for shade gardens.


If you have a lot of organic matter or dead and rotting wood in your garden, carpet moss is an ideal choice. This evergreen plant will eat up all that matter and fertilize your soil with no effort on your part, all the while looking classically enchanting. Carpet moss does well in moist environments and provides a simple ground cover perfect to use as a backdrop in your landscaping so that your other plants and foliage can be effectively highlighted. Carpet moss is beautiful around trees or on the banks of a small landscaped creek.


For a more visually dynamic look, cushion moss creates a kind of cushioned or quilted look. It is also great protection against a myriad of minuscule invertebrates like moss mites. This interesting moss adds texture and shape to your garden landscaping while providing filler for those areas of your garden which do not have plants or to separate certain plants’ root systems from each other. In the wild, cushion moss can grow into clumps of up to 20 inches, but in contained environments, they will remain much shorter without trimming or cutting. Cushion moss is ideal surrounding a koi pond, providing flat cover, or even along large rocks.

Hair Cap

Hair cap moss is native to areas with heavy rainfall, so if you live in an area with high precipitation and are looking for plants that will thrive in your garden, hair cap moss is an ideal choice. This moss looks great on boulders and rocks and adds a charming visual element to your landscaping, and their lovely star-like appearance adds a magical quality to wherever they are placed. There are multiple types of hair cap moss, and some of which produce flowers or blooms, so choose accordingly when picking this type of moss, and be aware of the blooming period.

Whatever moss you choose will not only take your shade garden to the next level but will protect your plants and soil as well. Some other elements will enhance your shade garden and make it as beautiful as possible. Adding a Japanese stone garden lantern and stone bridge and creating a wandering path of smooth stones or pebbles will guide your visitors carefully around the garden, avoiding the damage of foot traffic that destroys a garden’s vitality. Planting tall trees around the garden creates the appearance of a natural oasis. Carefully chosen moss is essential to curate a healthy environment and beautiful appearance, and alongside other elements like rocks or stones, ferns, and even a water source, your shade garden can be a source of wonder and admiration for your friends for years to come.

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Tammy Sons

Tammy enjoys writing about horticulture, life off the grid, and anything outdoors. Loves junk stores, antiques, and spending time with family. CEO of TN Nursery