sand and salt and sun (and ornamental grasses?)
I just bought a house on Coney Island, 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, with a long, narrow backyard, 20' x 50'. The soil is extremely sandy, probably quite salty, and exposed to bright sunlight most of the day; the only shade is from two wooden fences, 6' high, on both sides of the property. I am planning to put a flagstone patio and path down, and am also looking for other things to plant, including a ground cover. I love ornamental grasses, however I am not sure how they will do in these conditions, and I also am eager to find out which ones would be good as handsome specimens and which ones might serve as a ground cover. Any comments or suggestions will be very much appreciated.