Designing with Grasses

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Designing with Grasses

By Neil Lucas

Timber Press (OR), Hardcover, 9780881929836, 276pp.

Publication Date: January 12, 2011

"Designing with Grasses" shows gardeners not just what grasses are available, but how to design with grasses in different settings, including meadows, lawns, green roofs, and more. Design ideas are supported by carefully devised maintenance techniques, design checklists that make designing achievable by gardeners of all ability levels, and lists of grasses best for a variety of situations, including low-maintenance, drought-tolerant alternatives to the traditional lawn grasses and grasses suitable for green roofs and erosion control. An encyclopedic A to Z of grasses includes profiles with information on growth and care.

About the Author
Neil Lucas is a highly respected plantsman who has worked extensively with the Royal Horticultural Society and has a broad and thorough understanding of grasses which he actively renews and develops all the time through traveling all over the world and seeing where and how grasses grow in the wild.

His nursery, Knoll Gardens, specializes in grasses and includes four acres of spectacular show gardens. He travels to the USA several times a year to research new plants and exchange information with fellow enthusiasts.