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Beach Grass

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If it's native plants you seek for your beach theme, don't forget the obvious: beach grass....
Photo of beach grass.

Photo of beach grass.

David Beaulieu
These homeowners were smart to grow beach grass (or "dune grass") in their small front yard, rather than struggling to grow lawn grass where it really doesn't belong! The only "carpet" you need at the beach is sand. Like the ornamental grasses with which you are probably familiar, beach grass is meant to grow tall and look pretty, rather than functioning as a carpet as lawn grasses do.
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