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Meadow with olives & red fescue.

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January 25, 2014
Outdoor Living Design & Products wrote:
what is the maintenance on the grass?
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kym33
breath taking view..what type of grass is this?
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Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
It's Festuca rubra (red fescue)
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November 12, 2013
madelinefranke wrote:
Beatuiful and simple. What are the trees?
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Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
They are Olive (Olea europaea 'Majestic Beauty')
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Apartment 46 for the Home
Olives are so gorgeous! Can you give a few tips for purchasing lovely, kind of mature olives that won't break the bank? My client and I were shopping for mature olives and gave that up when faced with price tags in the several thousand dollar-ish range.
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January 26, 2012
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Olive (Olea europaea 'Majestic Beauty')
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Emily Hurley
The grass looks gorgeous too!
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January 19, 2012
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Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces
Festuca rubra
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Pam Kersting
Love the grass!
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July 12, 2012
azlin wrote:
the grass look excellent how do you plant it and can it be planted in tropical country
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Situating stronger plantings in the midst of a field of grass gives the illusion of floating trees. When the wind blows, the grasses dance around the tree trunks, tickling their feet.
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Hardscapes such as concrete drives and patios are known for increasing the "heat island" effect. When sunlight reflects off their hard surfaces, it reverberates, heating an area. Opting for green foliage, even at ground height, keeps a space cool.A meadow like this, especially as an alternative to a traditional lawn, is a great bang-for-the-buck sustainable landscaping strategy. It produces dramatic improvements in both indoor and outdoor air quality. By reducing the need for energy and water, it can save a family as much as $2,500 per 1,000 square feet each year.
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California red fescue: Festuca rubra is native to California and makes an excellent lawn substitute in coastal areas. It holds the sandy soil down and takes little water or care to develop a flowing texture and healthy green look.
Maybe this is your image of slow gardening — a quiet place where you can sit in the sun without a care about the uncut lawn or flowers to deadhead.Above all there are no hard rules to Slow Gardening. Your garden should suit your lifestyle and environment, and allow you to relax, take your time and follow the seasonal rhythms. So, perhaps the hippies had the right idea in the first place.More: What to do (or not) in your garden now
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If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass create a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low maintenance.
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Mowing. Mowing has a huge impact on the health of an organic lawn. Setting your mower to a higher height that allows the grass to grow longer will actually help shade out some weeds.

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kathleenshaefferdesign.com Aptos Residence -Meadow With Olives & Red Fescue (Festuca Rubra) -The Maintenance On The Grass? This Particular Site Is Pretty Much Left Alone. Four Ft Wide Paths Are Mowed To About 3" High Where There's A Lot Of Foot Traffic
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I don't need to mow everything anymore. I'm experimenting with not mowing some of my larger areas.
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beautiful use of red fescue and olive trees
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meadow look - it's the small low trees I want
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Can you tell me the name of this ornamental grass? Thank you! Like Comment January 19, 2012 PRO Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces Festuca rubra
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Meadow grass with trees.Very kid and dog friendy
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Hardscapes such as concrete drives and patios are known for increasing the "heat island" effect. When sunlight reflects off their hard surfaces, it reverberates, heating an area. Opting for green foliage, even at ground height, keeps a space cool.
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If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass create a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low maintenance.
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California red fescue: Festuca rubra is native to California and makes an excellent lawn substitute in coastal areas. It holds the sandy soil down and takes little water or care to develop a flowing texture and healthy green look.
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Red fescue
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Grass!!!
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no mow
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Red fescue
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Aptos!
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December 22, 2013
The buffalo grass is what I want in our lower level.
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Texture
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grass for slope
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November 30, 2013
Olives are so gorgeous! Can you give a few tips for purchasing lovely, kind of mature olives that won't break the bank? My client and I were shopping for mature olives and gave that up when faced with price tags in the several thousand dollar-ish range.” “They are Olive (Olea europaea 'Majestic Beauty')”
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long grass- to lay in, let pets run in, watch blow in the wind, etc..
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the grass is practically sculptural
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Red fescue. 4-6 inches for cool climates
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If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass create a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low maintenance.
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"If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and letred fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. "
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If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass create a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low maintenance.
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If you live in a cooler climate or at higher elevation, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fescue grow long and create undulating waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass create a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low maintenance.
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If you live in a cooler cli­mate or at higher el­e­va­tion, you can stretch the rules a bit and let red fes­cue grow long and cre­ate un­du­lat­ing waves 4 to 6 inches tall. A few well-placed trees in the grass cre­ate a park- or prairie-like feel and are very low main­te­nance.
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