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Grass Terraces

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February 12, 2013
rfitz wrote:
What is the name of the blue grass, 3rd tier from the bottom? I love it! Thank you.
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Probably blue oat grass or fescue
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John Ringeling
were the walls cast in place or prefab? THANKS
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April 14, 2011
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A caveat regarding Nasella tenuissima: it reseeds prolifically even if you comb out the seed heads. It is native to southeastern New Mexico and west Texas and is commonly used in Santa Fe and Albuquerque landscaping. Some of us native plant folks are concerned t hat it will escape gardens into our native grasslands. Beware of where you site it!
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Perry Neeley
We use Nasella tennuisima all over the northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma region. Most nurseries and growers run out around mid summer because so many people love it. I've never had a problem with it becoming invasive; I guess our climates are different enough that it doesn't reseed as well here. Thank you for the responses!
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October 8, 2014
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Annie Thornton added this to Your Garden: High Design the Easy Way
Modern. If a modern landscape is what you strive for, think of the plant material as just another texture, material, or color to incorporate into your landscape. The linear swaths of green juxtaposed with the industrial concrete walls complete the perfect minimal garden.
More often in contemporary gardens, hardscaping can be the overriding design feature, as with these simple concrete retaining walls.The plantings are used to emphasize the clean lines of the walls. Grasses can be perfect to achieve this. The Festuca grasses used here become low-maintenance ground covers as they grow, requiring minimal irrigation or tending.

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Tiers of grasses
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simple plants on retaining wall flat portions
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Terraced single statement
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The layered terrace
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Tiering for back yard to left of pool
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The Festuca grasses used here become low-maintenance ground covers as they grow, requiring minimal irrigation or tending.
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terraced front yards
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Ideas for area at north side.
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Planting on wall?
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Concrete retaining walls, plants
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Good use of grasses
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An idea for tiering in the back yard.
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middle coastal grass
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bed of grass
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the blue-grey grass as a border plant
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Prevent erosion
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2 tiered wall
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Levels, grouping
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From bottom to top grasses are: #Chondropetalum tectorum #Nasella tennuisima #Blue Helictotrichon sempervirens #Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’
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Blue feat cue massing
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Terrace plantings
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LANDSCAPING--TERRACE PLANTING-By dividing these terraced beds with wide steps and landings, the problem of maintenance has been overcome. The random patterns created in both the stone walls and the paving are almost replicated in the tapestry planting within the raised beds. Different-size beds accommodate both large and small plants without a great deal of competition.
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grasses to break up walls
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Retaining wall
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Tiered backyard
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Like the plants on the four tiers on the slope.
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clever use of grasses
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Flower beds
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I like the idea of massed plantings on each tier of the rear yard, I think it looks contemporary, yet is very simple.
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mass planting
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retaining wall by the garage entry (left side)
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concrete, simple
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plants aroud the tree
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Terraced plantings
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Muro de retención para los lados.
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Colours of plants
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hillcountry landscape
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concrete wall, plant selection is great, uniformity in look
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The large areas planted with the same plant has a lot of impact. This is nice
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The grasses
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I like blue fescue also as a ground cover
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Clean look with flexible planting areas
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Grasses in embankment
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Each terrace different?
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vegetation and levels not material used for levels
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Love the ferns
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grass planting on slope
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Mass plantings of grasses
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i like the terraced prairie grasses...We can do this.
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Love different grasses, different colours..and planted in multiples.
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dont like this
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all one plants on each level
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some lines of color could look clean
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good water wise plants
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behind hot tub
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The soft ness of the plants. Low maintenance
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Low fluffy balls
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Verskillende tipes grasse vir binne tuin
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Silver grass, ferry plant
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Like the tier wall
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rows of color
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blue fescue
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bank planting
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terraced garden
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cement wall terraces
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grass terracing means less work
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Blue grass
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Grass terraces
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masse platings
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blue oat grass or fescue
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Steep terrace
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Festuca Elijah Blue & Blue Oat grass
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Retaining walls
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modern garden/pool on lower part
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Terraced landscape with grasses
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Terraced yard
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Multi-tiered retaining walls
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Gray grasses??
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Borders w different plants
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Retaining wall, grass
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tiered with different plants
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Planting all the same grasses in one box
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slope planting
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Combination of grasses and ?palm/?cycad
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Terrace hill side
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great color contrast
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grass terraces - retaining
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concrete walls
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pool at the bottom of a slope
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different grasses tiered garden
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Retaining wall---LOVE
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blue fescue grass
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muros de contencion
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concrete retaining wall
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I like this!
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Another classic having rows of similar plants rather than mixture of sorts
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