Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and nothing will grow there. use baking soda around all of the edges of flower beds to keep the grass and weeds from growing into beds. Just sprinkle it onto the soil so that it covers it lightly. Do this twice a year spring and fall
Ohhhh i LOVE THIS! Cotton Candy Pampus Grass - withstands heat, humidity, poor soil and even drought. Very easy to grow, it reaches a mature height of 3-4 feet tall and gets 3-4 feet wide. Grows in all U.S zones.
Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.
Dry River Bed Landscape Edging. dark rock gives the illusion of water. plant grasses and ferns along edge of landscaping. add dark river rocks to give the illusion of water and follow with larger rocks like you would find along a river bed.
Phlox 'Emerald Blue' - Creeping phlox is a classic perennial ground cover that's hardy in Zones 3-9. Although it looks delicate, phlox is extremely rugged. And it grows easily in shaded and full-sun areas. Comes in a variety of colors.