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If you have never tackled a landscape design before, you might be overwhelmed by all the choices you can make. Landscaping your garden can be a creative and rewarding experience. For a no fuss garden that looks fantastic, Tara Valley's Instant Landscape Range provides our customers with easy to grow grasses which love the sun or the shade! Provided below are our tips to help you!

Start Small 

Home and garden television shows are great at showing complete outdoor makeovers in just three days - but what many people forget they have a crew of 50 people behind the scenes! Part of creating a landscape is slowly developing a plan, but most importantly enjoying the process! Our tip to you is to work on your garden for and hour or two when you have the time, and worry less about filling the garden up right away!

Find a Focal Point

Any good garden design has a focal point or series of focal points, and it's an easy principle to put in place in landscape design for beginners. That may be a sculpture or a stunning plant, a tree, or a series of shrubs. Once you have chosen the focal point of your garden you can start building the landscape around it! Tara Valley's Instant Landscape Range is perfect for exactly this! Our grasses carry these characteristics:

  • All four grasses grow well in full sun or shade.

  • They are easy to maintain.

  • Drought tolerant.

  • Look spectacular in mass plantings.

 

 

 

About Our Range

Dianella Silver Streak

  • Wonderful addition to a resort style or tropical garden providing colour all year round.

  • Has a strong structural shape, which fits well with modern architecture and colour schemes.

  • Grows well in full sun to shaded positions and loves the hot Australian climate.

  • Water for the first 8-10 weeks, then little to no water once established!

Dietes bicolour

  • Dietes bicolor is a gardener’s dream! This large perennial plant has long green sword-like leaves that grow from the base in a highly attractive foliage display.

  • Very easy to maintain. and is a particularly hardy grower.

  • Suitable for sun or shade.

  • Drought tolerant, however some watering is necessary to promote growth.

  • Spectacular in mass plantings, with floral display forming an eye dropping setting.

Dietes grandiflora

  • Dietes grandiflora is a grand feature in any garden. Very similar to the Dietes bicolor this plant blooms with a white, purple and yellow flower!

  • Very easy to maintain and is a particularly hardy grower.

  • Loves full sun, or shade and is drought tolerant.

  • These plants are most spectacular planted in masses with their floral display forming a jaw dropping vista.

  •  They are perfect for border plantings, cottage gardens, and even look great in a pot.

Liriope Evergreen Giant

  • Liriope Evergreen Giant has deep, strap like foliage and produces upright spikes of blue to purple flowers in summer.  

  •  The plants tall form and low maintenance makes it a popular choice in many landscaping applications.

  • Ideally suited to bordering plant beds or walkways, for maximum effect plant a mass number of Evergreen Giants under tall trees.

  • Loves full sun, or shade. Is drought, and coastal garden tolerant.

  • Requires little watering, and minimal care.

     

Festuca glauca

  • Dumo-forming ornamental grass noted for it glaucousm, finely textured, blue-grey foliage. 

  • Commonly known as blue fescue and is a species of flowering grass.

  • This grass is perfect for any landscape, especially border plantings.

  • Loves full sun to maximise foliage colour.

  • Grows best in well-drained soil, tolerates drought, neglect and lack of nutrients.

  • Regular watering during summer months.
     

Festuca glauca

  • Dumo-forming ornamental grass noted for it glaucousm, finely textured, blue-grey foliage. 

  • Commonly known as blue fescue and is a species of flowering grass.

  • This grass is perfect for any landscape, especially border plantings.

  • Loves full sun to maximise foliage colour.

  • Grows best in well-drained soil, tolerates drought, neglect and lack of nutrients.

  • Regular watering during summer months.
     

Lomandra longifolia

  • Commonly kown as Mat Rush, is a hardy landscape plant with many applications from commercial to domestic gardens.
  • Makes a great filler plant, with very low maintenance.
  • Will grow in complete full sun, and also up to 90% shade.
  • This grass looks great in mass plantings, rockeries, pots, used in a median strip or roadside plantings.
  • Lomandra longifolia has small clusters of cream to yellow perfumed bracts on flower spikes. This heavily scented nectar on flowers can attract pollinating beetles.

Lomandra hysterix

  • One of the most popular Lomandra species. Will grow in almost any climate, soil, location or situation.
  • Use for erosion control, weed suppressing, mass planting, ground cover, feature planting or in pots.
  • Grows to about 1 metre tall and wide.
  • Zero maintenance, however some fertiliser will help it look its best.
  • Grows in gull sun, to 90% shade.
  • One of the most shade tolerant Lomandra varieties.
  • Spring and Summer will bring yellow flowers that rest slightly above the foliage.

Lomandra hysterix

  • One of the most popular Lomandra species. Will grow in almost any climate, soil, location or situation.
  • Use for erosion control, weed suppressing, mass planting, ground cover, feature planting or in pots.
  • Grows to about 1 metre tall and wide.
  • Zero maintenance, however some fertiliser will help it look its best.
  • Grows in gull sun, to 90% shade.
  • One of the most shade tolerant Lomandra varieties.
  • Spring and Summer will bring yellow flowers that rest slightly above the foliage.

Pennisetum rubrum

  • An extremely popular selection of Fountain grass, seen frequently as a focal point in pots and annual plantings.
  • Plants form an upright clump of deep burgundy-purple leaves, bearing arching bottle-brush flowers that change from red to tan.
  • Although not winter hardy in most regions, this may be treated as an annual or wintered indoors plant.
  • Ideally likes full sun, this maximises foliage colour. However, this plant also accepts partial shade.