There are ornamental grasses in pots when placed as decor in your home relaxes and livens the space while giving the area color.
It also enhances the surroundings as it blends well with any shade or design you have in your home.
They are not high maintenance to care for and require little care to flourish.
But how frequently should you feed and water a pot of grass?
It suffices to water a pot of grass once a week cause watering it incessantly, is also harmful to the grass.
Make sure that the water comes out of the drainage hole so that you know the water runs deep and not shallow. It can live well if the soil has enough moisture and when the soil is not dry.
The fastest way for a pot of grass to grow poorly is when you water it too much and too often.
The plant will not benefit if the soil is soaked in water, especially if you are using tap water, although tap water is alright, rainwater is more beneficial.
Feeding of fertilizer annually is sufficient for your grass. Slow-release nitrogen fertilizer can be your option of those garden fertilizers available in the market.
It is not ideal feeding them more than once a year, or your grasses will grow rapidly and may cause weak stems. Feeding them, usually in springtime is ideal.
What To Remember When Taking Care of Your Grass in a Pot?
The container is important. The pot that you will place your grass should have enough drainage so water will not pool inside, getting the soil soaked in water and may harm the grass.
Soaked grass can lead to root rot, and this you should be wary of. The pot should also not be too small for the number of grass you will place on it.
The root needs room for it to grow, and if there is not enough space, there is a tendency that it will just slowly wither and die, eventually.
You should also repot the grass when you bought it from the garden specialist, they use some plastic vessel that is not ideal to leave your grass in. Get the pot where you are planning to plant your grass and ready it for transferring.
See that the soil is the perfect choice for the type of grass you have. You may get soil from the nearest garden center instead of getting soil from your yard or garden where there are insects or diseases present.
Garden centers will provide you with the right type of soil mixture for the planting you are planning. This should be helpful, especially if you are starting with plant care and not much idea about choosing the soil.
Potting soil can be a mixture of vermiculite, organic matter, and peat moss.
Organic matter is beneficial for your grass, and you may not need to immediately worry about feeding your grass with fertilizer.
Grasses need occasional removal of dead stems or blades. They also call this deadheading as you remove unwanted parts of stems of the plants.
There are also some wilting parts of the grass that you need to check and remove.
This is not appealing to look at with some leaves dried and withered. You can use a scissor to remove dead stems carefully.
Check the soil once in a while. Sometimes pot plants get the roots sticking to the pot, and you may need to repot the grass so your grass will not just die in haste. You may repot the grass and divide it, so there is enough space for the grass to multiply. If that is not what you are aiming for, just placing the grass in another pot is enough.
Ensure that you know what your grass need and you should identify what type of grass you have for the ideal care. There is the deciduous type that will grow for a certain time and will die off when winter arrives. Evergreen grass, on the other hand, maintains its appearance year-round, and this is also the ideal choice of many homeowners who want to have permanent plants to place inside the house.
Even if you are taking care of grass, you still need to know what they require to grow healthy and so you can enjoy their beauty for a long time inside your home. There are sets of requirements you should take note of, and this goes the same with grass.
Enough sunlight should be available. You can place your pot of grass on a windowsill where there is just the right sunlight it can be exposed to. You may also place the pots outside when there is sunshine, you can do this as scheduled for a few minutes and then place the pots inside.
Every plant needs some sun to survive, and they will not do well just sitting inside your home with no lighting or sunlight reaching them. You can observe this in the plant’s health, on the stems and leaves, and the color is also not as bright as it should.
Keep the Grass Out of Range and not Reachable by Your Pets
Though there are just some pets, who love to dig through the soil, taste the soil, and worse, feed on the plants. This is the same with grass.
Some dogs love to nibble on grass stems. Cats may also have their mischievousness and may start scratching on the pots, so before they get the chance to do so, it is better if you keep your pots of grass away from your pets.
It goes without saying that you also need to care for your grass and keep them away from pests or bugs, even if they are indoors.
Although there is a high possibility of bugs getting to them if you have them outside and there are numerous pests that your grass will attract, there is no harm in being doubly careful when you are taking care of grass in a pot indoors or outdoors.