Ornamental Grass Options.....HELP!
I own recreational land on the Wisconsin River, which is on the flood plain, similar to many of the large islands in the river itself down here. I need some suggestions. The soil is almost pure sand, with some sediment type top soil, enough to support grass to mow. I am trying to create a 100' screen on a lot line, and would like it to lend itself to the rest of the land. I need it to be as tall as possible, non-invasive, deer and flood resistant. The river usually floods for a week or two in early to mid April. Sometimes up to 3-4 weeks in bad years, and sometimes not at all, as in this year. The deer can be a real problem. I would also appreciate any other recommendations as far as what I could us as a screen to block the view of an unsightly neighbor, but would like it to be a year round type screen, so that would rule out deciduous. The screen really needs to be controllable as the plantings would be right on a property line, and not to wide, preferable no more than 5-6' wide. I do have water available (electric sand point well) to help establish the plants. Oh yes, it is a full sun setting, things can really get baked, even though their is plenty of water just below the surface.
I would like to do the plantings in the spring.
Thanks in advance for your input!