Native to Malaysia and India, lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a popular herb-like grass used in Southeast Asian cuisine. Lemongrass can grow up to 5 feet tall, either planted in pots and kept indoors in cooler climates or grown outdoors in subtropical or tropical regions. Lemongrass is easy to grow from seed, requiring no special pretreatment in order to germinate.
Vermilion, or smooth cordgrass, is a common plant that thrives along the shorelines of warm coastal wetlands of the United States and plays an important role in erosion control. Once established, vermilion can grow to varying heights of 24 to 72 inches and spreads via underground rhizomes making it a hardy contender when proper care is given when planted.
Curly bamboo, also called lucky bamboo, is not actually a real bamboo plant. Most commonly grown indoors and in dish gardens, the curly bamboo plant can be grown in a simple dish of water. Curly bamboo plants are easy to grow and care for, as long the water is changed frequently and it has the right lighting conditions.
Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty ImagesEarthworms make an excellent addition to any backyard compost pile. Earthworms are burrowers and cannot live inside a bin, though you can use red worms, or composting worms, in a compost pile outdoors.Earthworm BenefitsThese creatures provide many benefits. They till the soil and their castings make one of the best and richest fertilizers.
Flower cactus image by Fernando Giani from Fotolia.comThese night-blooming varieties of the cactus family are known for their highly fragrant flowers, which humans can smell from a considerable distance—about 30 feet away. Put them in a brightly lit, cool room for the winter months and move to dappled shade outdoors after all danger of frost has past.
Keeping lawns looking good throughout the season takes nurturing. Some of that nurturing is making sure that your soil& 39;s pH level is balanced. Too high a pH level can be corrected with sulfate, while soil with a low pH can be corrected with lime. You can correct your soil acidity once you know how to balance the lawn pH.