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Sunset Residence Contemporary Landscape, Los Angeles

Grass steps are the central element in a layered hilside landscape.
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Photo of a mid-sized contemporary full sun backyard garden path in Los Angeles for fall. — Houzz

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saronitman wrote:
Looking for garden ideas - How did you construct these steps? Is this grass or a moss and how does it stay in place?
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Painter's Inspirations
beautiful! something different indeed!
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suzanne stoll

This is art! Love it!

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bwins1 wrote:
Love the tall pinkish plant. What is the name of it? Sun or shade?
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GEL: Griffin Enright Landscape
Its often called Pink Muhlly
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HI- Yeah Pink Muhly Grass
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richfield wrote:
The Korean Grass KP@ Richfield Farm - Is this Korean Grass ( what is it's botanical name?) conducive to light traffic, does it require full sun or can it tolerate some shade? What are its watering requirements as well as soil requirements? Thank you.
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Yes, its korean grass or Zoysia Tenufolia. Light traffic is ok, & it has medium water needs.

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madeinmaui wrote:
Korean Moss - I am looking to plant this on the floor of my sunroom, just outside Seattle, Wa. Do you think I would have any issues with that? Also, do you have the scientific name of this specific species of grass? Where was it purchased? Thanks in Advance! :)
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Zoysia tenuifolia- Korean Grass - This is in Santa Monica and it did well but needs medium water.

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zemiranajeeullah wrote:
Side Patio - Sun or shade?
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sun, moderate water

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hing12133 wrote:
Is is slippery? Live in seattle and wonder about walking on this wet.
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no its not slippery, but is a unique walking experience.
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Nash Lee wrote:
Real Or Fake? - Is that real grass on the steps or is it fake? If it was real would the grass die because you stepped on it?
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These steps are made from Korean grass. It sometimes goes a little brown, but it does not die.
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mrsbransford wrote:
Very beautiful, but how do you keep it looking like this? - Do you have a special way to mow it? Or does this grass stay short?
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This is Korean grass and it does not require mowing.
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Sheila Schmitz added this to 11 Design Solutions for Sloping Backyards
11. Go green. Steps are a necessary ingredient of a sloping garden, but you can create a very naturalistic effect by growing grass on them. These stairs are covered with Korean grass, which is tough and bright.More:How to Design a Great Garden on a Sloped LotLandscaping Magic Fixes a Dangerous Sloped YardYour turn: Share photos of clever design solutions in your garden in the Comments below.
Frank Organ added this to Plant Your Steps for a Great Garden Look
Surely this stairway planted with Korean grass (Zoysia tenuifolia, zones 7 to 9) is at the extreme end of step planting. Korean grass is an attractive, slow-growing ground cover that forms mounds or clumps. It can handle foot traffic and is usually mown or cut two to three times a year. It spreads by rhizomes (underground runners), which can grow into surrounding borders. Pink muhly grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) and blue rye (Leymus arenarius ‘Glaucus’) border the steps. More: Planting Ideas: Life in the CrevicesPlant Your Hardscape for Unexpected Green
Laura Gaskill added this to 15 Ideas for a Stunning Garden Path
6. Waves-of-grass path. Steel risers form the base of this unique set of garden steps; Korean grass planted on top needs no mowing. This pathway begs to be experienced with bare feet!

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HU-2708569 added this to Идеи пользователя webuser_2708569
необычно пушистая трава на лестнице
Fiona & James added this to Doonan Landscape - Steps from deck
So lovely but totally impractical with dogs, I guess.

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