What’s a prairie garden without prairie grasses? Native grasses stabilize the soil, provide water infiltration, and add interesting textures and colors to the landscape. They offer us a reminder of the vast grasslands that once covered most of the central plains of this country.
Many pollinators, along with birds and other wildlife, rely on native grasses for food, shelter and nesting sites. In fact, over 70 different butterflies and moths depend on native grasses as part of their life cycles.