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Question by  vims (21)

What is wire grass?

Is it good for a yard or not?


Answer by  Worksforme (467)

This is a perennial bunch grass. It grows mainly in the southeastern United States. It likes to grow in flat woods and sand hills. The most common place to find this is in pine forest and areas that have been burned. It would not work very well for areas that have a lot of foot traffic.


Answer by  JaneMia (11)

Wire grass is long, thin, wire-like grass found in the southeast US that regenerates quickly after fires. It would not make a good yard grass.


Answer by  Treeteller (152)

Wiregrass, technically speaking, is a grass found in the pinelands of southern states like Florida. The term "wiregrass" is also a generic term for a weed type grass found in cool season lawns of the north. Either way, there are much better varieties of warm and cool season turf grasses available today.


Answer by  LeheckaG (1826)

No. "Wiregrass" usually refers to semi-arid "Aristida" grasses, which have tall-"wire-like"-stems, specifically "Aristida stricta" which grows in Alabama, Florida, & Georgia. Aristida-stricta depends on summer-grass-fires to stimulate flowering & seed-production.


Answer by  rainbow (96)

No! Wire grass is very hardy and extremely hard to kill. It is not very attractive, even when cut. The larger it grows, the more brown and spread out it looks. It will push out everything else - other grasses, flowers, etc. Most people think of it as a WEED.


Answer by  pcguy (307)

wire grass is a fast growing type of grass that regenerates quickly after a fire, so it should be kept short in your garden.


Answer by  luvlexis83 (798)

No, it is not generally used in yards and isn't all that great for a yard either. It is usually found in flatwoods and sandhills. Although it grows fairly quick it is not good for yards because in order to maintain the growth of wire grass you have to burn it during the summer months and it grows very stringy.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

It is a very persistent type of spiky grass that grows in the southern states of the US and doesn't need much care. It is good for sandy ground and hot climates but remember, it is very hard to get rid of once it has taken hold.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

It is a fast-growing grass species found only in the Southeastern United States and only as north as South Carolina. It must be burned regularly each summer to promote growth. Therefore, it is not good for yards.


Answer by  Clayton (25)

Wire grass, or Brush wire grass is an informal name for an Australian species of perennial grass, Aristida Behriana. This species may also be referred to as three-awn grass.

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