When it comes to home decorating, going green means more than buying a couch made of recycled materials. Ornamental grasses, or even lawn grasses such as ryegrass, may be started and grown in containers for a simple, elegant conversation piece. This type of indoor lawn is popular among apartment dwellers who don't have actual lawns. The grass seed can be planted in less than 30 minutes and will sprout within seven days.
Place a pottery shard over the drain hole in the bottom of a container.
Mix a potting soil containing 1 part compost, 1 part peat moss, 1 part sand and ½ part manure. Fill the container to within an inch of the rim with the potting soil mix.
Sprinkle ryegrass seed over the surface of your potting soil. Cover with ¼ inch more potting soil. Water until the soil is as wet as a wrung-out sponge.
Place a layer of plastic wrap over the top of the container and place it under a plant grow light. Check the soil daily and mist with a plant mister daily. Ryegrass needs plenty of water to germinate and sprout.
Remove the plastic wrap after the seeds germinate. Fill the container to the rim with water every 10 days.
Keep the grass under the grow light to keep it growing well. Ryegrass needs lots of sunlight to thrive.
Keep ryegrass trimmed to 3 inches tall with a pair of gardening shears.