Ornamental grasses are still sometimes new kids on the block for of our Toronto
customers. Thankfully being one of the first in the city who started to use them close to
two decades ago, we have enough pictures and built gardens to present evidence of
amazing garden functionality of ornamental grasses and their outstanding adaptability
to Toronto city gardens. There are two major groups of grasses; cool and warm
season types. Each group has its strong and weak spots, using them appropriately will
guarantee a successful, long lasting and low maintenance garden.
Cool-season grasses begin growing in early spring and slow down or go dormant
during the heat of summer. Some of these grasses tend to look a bit scruffy during July
and August and may need a trim. Cool-season grasses do best in areas with cooler
summers and low humidity.
Warm-season grasses wait until the weather warms up before they begin to grow.
Most stand up very well to heat and humidity and grow best in areas with long, hot
To see a complete description of ornamental grasses, simply click its name.