The Grass... Why Is It Such A Tough Cookie? Because no matter where you go in the world, you will always find Grass growing, and whether it is a great environment or a poor one, it will have no effect on The Grass. And when you think of Grass, you probably only think about it as Grass on the front lawn of houses, or maybe The Grass that you see on the golf courses, but I have to tell you that you are way off about Grass and what it is all about. so let's find out all the basics about The Grass:
There are up to 10,000 different types of grass in the world. Ranging from grass - to rice - to wheat - to corn - to sugarcane - and bamboo. Bamboo is a type of grass; pandas feed of this and grow to become big pandas :) Grass has been used to make paper, fabric... even houses are sometimes constructed by bamboo and straw.
Grasses are extremely tough in nature, they can be found in the center of the north pole and in the middle of the equator. They produce seeds known as grains (for example, wheat, corn and rice). The grains separate relatively easily from the parent plant and so can be collected
An area of grass measuring 5000 sq. ft. in size produces as much oxygen as two 100 ft trees. That is roughly the size of an average front yard. An area of grass 650 sq. ft. in size can provide the daily oxygen needs for one adult. In the process of gas exchange, lawn grasses absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide from the air each day
Most grasses are annual or perennial herbs with fibrous roots and, often, rhizomes. The stems are always noded and are typically hollow and swollen at the nodes, although many genera have solid stems. The leaves have two parts: a sheath surrounding the stem (called the culm in grasses); and a blade, usually flat and linear. The flowers are of a unique form, the inflorescence being subdivided into spikelets each containing one or more tiny florets. (In other flowering plants the inflorescences are clusters of separate flowers, never spikelets.) The dry seed like fruit is called a caryopsis, or grain
Aids in the reduction of CO2 emissions. Mitigates the "heat island" effect. Reduces energy consumption and contributing to efforts in reducing global warming trends. Provide a natural, comfortable and safe setting for outdoor fun. Releases oxygen and cools the air
The Grass, 'Big Bluestem', Andropogon gerardii, is a native prairie grass. This grass is also called Turkey feet because the shape of the seed heads look like turkey feet. It is also called beard grass. The name big bluestem grass comes from the fact that this grass can grow to very big, 4 to 7 feet as a matter of fact. It blooms from June through September. In late summer, purplish flower spikes form.
There are so many grasses that there is one species for every corner of the earth. Grass provides most of the earth living creatures diet, plants, breed. On a hot summer day, lawns can be as much as 30 degrees coolers than asphalt and 14 degrees cooler than bare dirt. The front lawn of eight houses has the cooling effect of approximately 70 tons of air conditioning! (The average home has an air conditioner of 3-4 ton capacity. The cooling effect of irrigated turf reduces the amount of fuel that must be burned to provide electricity to power the air conditioner
All grass seed needs water to germinate, but once established, some types are more drought resistant than others. Kentucky bluegrass and the fescues need less watering while rough bluegrass, rye and bent grasses need more