If you couldn’t already tell from our social media output, we are obsessed with native grass species. We carry more than any other nursery in Arizona. And that is saying a lot for a tiny nursery like Spadefoot. But the selection can sometimes be daunting—how do you choose the right species? How do you even use native grasses in the landscape? Are there some grasses you shouldn’t plant?
We are here to help. In this informal daytime class (we haven’t done a daytime class before) we will go over the various types of grasses by growth form, and how each type can be used in the landscape. We will also discuss grasses and other plants for desert tortoise enclosures. We’ll make sure you know which are the major invasive species that you should avoid as well.
Grasses are an important component of the native flora that we are trying to help restore. If you really want to get into the grasses but aren’t sure where to start or how to use them, let us help you. All class attendees will get a dollar discount off of any one gallon grass they buy that day.
This class is free to the public, but we will be taking any donations for the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum’s buffelgrass removal program. <— follow that link if you would like to directly donate to them.
If you’d like to volunteer to help eradicate buffelgrass, an exotic invasive grass that is threatening the low desert by bringing fire to a community of plants that haven’t evolved with fire, sign up here.