Native grasses provide us with a great natural screen in our front yard garden. When building out this area, we knew we wanted a barrier between our raised beds and the street, but didn’t want another fence. Planting native grasses was not only much more affordable, but it softened the geometric lines of the redwood garden beds (untreated and food-safe) and the repurposed railroad ties that make up the rest of the design.
They only need trimming a couple of times a year, so they are easy to maintain, and really look lovely when they grow taller and rustle in the wind! Since we are right on a busy corner, it also adds a level of privacy that feels just right - not completely hidden from the street but ok if I feel like watering in my pajama pants.
We planted a combo of blue and California fescue, feather grasses (so pretty, but caution with this, it can seed out everywhere), and purple fountain grass. Do you utilize native plants like grasses in your garden?