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Energy Saving Grass Brainstorm!

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Joined: 2009-08-07

While thinking about whether or not to add both of my Feather Reed Grass plants to my bog garden, I was debating where else I could plant the second one, what I came up with that I liked the best was going to require much more than one plant!

My idea was to plant feather reed and/or reed grass plants all along the sunny side of the house, then they would shade the houses foundation during the summer to help keep the house cool, and after the growing season turned to colder weather, cut it to let the sun back at the foundation, and the cut grass would lie on the ground to help keep the cold from getting down into the basement!

Joined: 2009-08-07
A Two-Fer!!!

Good thinkin' there Larry!!!

And on today's Home page, the Question of The Day is about water-loving plants ... I thought it might have some ideas for you ... NOT that you seem to need too much help as you are sure one heck of a planner.

(and if the grasses don't work out, there's always straw bales ... and not a few ideas here in the forums about using them to garden with as well!!!!)

Have Fun :)

Joined: 2009-08-07
RE: Straw bales!

You bet, they would insulate well and I could grow plants in them too!

I dug up a few lilac suckers and elm suckers to get planted here.

I think I'll put the elm where they will shade the driveway, and the lilacs as a hedge under them!

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