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Ornamental Grasses Georgia

When to Plant Ornamental Grasses Georgia?

The best time to plant ornamental grasses in Georgia is in spring. However they can be planted throughout the year with good results as well. Supplement with extra water when planting in summer, but since most ornamental grasses are so heat tolerant they hold up to summer planting well as long as the soil is kept moist. Winter planting is fine in zones 8 and 9, but avoid late fall and winter planting for grasses that aren’t particularly cold hardy in growing zones 6 and 7.

When to Plant Warm Season Ornamental Grasses in Georgia? 

Most ornamental grasses are warm season grasses and should be planted as directed in the answer above. Cool season grasses like blue fescue should also be planted using the recommendations above. 

How to Plant Ornamental Grasses Georgia 

When you receive your new grass, water it well and keep the soil in the container moist until you are ready to plant. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball of the plant. Place your grass level in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the soil line to ensure you don’t plant your ornamental grass too deeply. Backfill the soil around your plant and tamp it down gently to remove air pockets. Add a layer of mulch extended at least a few inches past the rootzone. Mulch helps the ground retain moisture and reduces weeds. It is a great tool to help new plants establish faster and reduce your watering needs. Last, water thoroughly until the ground is completely saturated. Water daily for the first week and once or twice weekly for the first couple months while your grass is establishing. 

What Ornamental Grasses are Native to Georgia?

Georgia native ornamental grasses include shenandoah switchgrass and pink muhly grass. These grasses grow naturally in the state of Georgia and many surrounding states. These warm season grasses are excellent landscape options for Georgia. Carex or sedge is a grass-like plant that is also native to Georgia. These plants are great for adding texture to shady spots.

When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses in Georgia?

Prune your ornamental grass back to the ground when they are dormant in winter or early spring. Most grasses still look attractive even after they have died back so if you like the winter interest like we do wait until early spring to cut back your ornamental grasses. 

How to Prune Ornamental Grasses Georgia ?

Most ornamental grasses in Georgia can be trimmed with something we all have in our homes. The fine blades of many grasses don’t need more than a simple snip of basic scissors. For thicker grass blades use loppers or pruning shears. Some grasses have sharp blades so be sure to wear gloves and long sleeves when pruning these grasses.

How to Care for Ornamental Grasses Georgia 

Full sunlight is the best option for most ornamental grasses, but they will tolerate some shade, especially in the hotter areas of Georgia. Sedge can grow in full shade and liriope (lilyturf, monkey grass) does well in part shade. Decorative grasses are adaptable to most soils and are drought tolerant and low or no maintenance once they are established. For nutrient weak sites, feed grass plants when planting and each spring with slow release fertilizer. Most ornamental grasses are pest, disease, and deer resistant and pollution, heat, and salt tolerant. 

Where to Buy Ornamental Grasses Georgia ?

Buy ornamental grasses Georgia for sale online. Here at PlantingTree we believe in taking care of our customers and shipping only premium quality plants. We are a family owned and operated online plant nursery that carries a wide variety of plants and trees. We are located in North Carolina and ship throughout the continental United States. Our Georgia ornamental grasses are healthy and high quality. We pick and package your order on the day that it ships from our facility. Your ornamental grass will arrive at your home healthy and ready to plant. We guarantee it! 

Best Ornamental Grasses for Georgia

Adagio Miscanthus Maiden Grass

Growing Zones 5-9

Big Blue Liriope

Growing Zones 5-10

Black Mondo Grass

Growing Zones 5-10

Blue Dune Lyme Grass

Growing Zones 4-9

Blue Fescue Grass

Growing Zones 4-10

Carex Blue Zinger Sedge

Growing Zones 5-9

Carex Evergold Sedge

Growing Zones 5-9

Cassian Fountain Grass

Growing Zones 5-9

Morning Light Miscanthus Maiden Grass

Growing Zones 5-9

Pampas Grass

Growing Zones 7-10

Pink Muhly Grass

Growing Zones 6-9

Shenandoah Switch Grass

Growing Zones 4-9

Variegated Liriope

Growing Zones 6-10

White Cloud Muhly Grass

Growing Zones 6-10


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