If turf is the only grass you know then you're missing a lot . Not only are turf grasses water hogs and require the weekly ritual of putting out the lawn mower (or talking your kids into doing it), ornamental grasses are the complete opposite. Little water and low maintenance.
The key to planting these grasses is to plant them in drifts. Simply sticking a lone grass in your garden is like putting one light on your Christmas tree. So go ahead and plant them in groups. You'll be pleasantly surprised how great they complement other plants and your garden as a whole.
Click here for Tom's plant list for this project.