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Why does your neighbor's lawn glow deep green, like a rolling golf course, while yours withers to a brown mess, overrun by weeds? What makes perfect grass perfect? What do you need to do to maintain a beautiful lawn, short of shelling out hundreds of dollars to a professional lawn care service?In this article, we'll find out what grass is, what it needs, and how you can make yours the best on the block. With more than 9,000 known species, this family is one of the largest on Earth.Grass is extremely important to most people's lives, whether they know it or not. Rice, corn and oats come from grass plants, for example, and most livestock animals feed primarily on grasses.

They extend into the soil like fingers, collecting nutrients, soaking up water and securing the plant to the ground.Grass stems, called culms, grow up from the base of the plant (the crown). In most grasses, a ligule surrounds the connection between the sheath and the blade.
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