Element Experimentation: Bamboo Grass
I know my most of techniques come with some serious investment requirements, but not so today! Because all you actually need is just bamboo :) It's pretty cheap, and can often be found in Pick-a-Brick walls. So this is a technique that hopefully anyone can afford :)
The drawback, of course, is the quality. There is a distinct repetitive pattern that I think is pretty hard to break, unless you are willing to bend the leaves in different directions, in which case you're likely going to break more than a few. If you are just using one or two rows of this that will probably be a better use case for it, since the pattern won't be as obvious.
It is also slightly cumbersome to include in a build, as it requires rows of alternating studs and antistuds on both sides. Manageable but certainly not something you just smack on a build.
I still feel it is an upgrade from just putting out rows of green stalks. Or actually, not sure about that, since you can get some variation on stalks by rotating them. But at least, um, you get a more leafy quality to the grass here ;)
Well, that's it really. Simple and cheap, but not the most impressive grass to be sure :)