Living in So. California, palm trees are quite ubiquitous. I have several in my yard, and when the winds come, the fronds of the palms are strewn all over the place. In the past I would cut them up and send them to the recycle bin but had the idea of trying to recylcle them myself and make something of them. I have a side yard or border area that I have been landscaping, and thought a clump of grass would be very attractive to add drama and/or contrast to the area. So I decided to use the palm fronds in "making" a natural looking clump of grass. "Grass" should last a season, or two, and there are plenty of replacement fronds growing. Yes, a nice specimen of real grass can be added, and I plan on doing that, perhaps placing the new plant in the same area as this one.
Step 1: Collect Wind Blown Fronds
Gather palm fronds that have blown down, or been trimmed from trees.