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What You Need To Know About Ornamental Grasses

What You Need To Know About Ornamental Grasses



When Should You Plant Ornamental Grass?

When Should You Plant Ornamental Grass?

Spring and fall are the best time to plant and transplant ornamental grasses. However, In mild climates you can plant just about anytime of the year.



When Do You Cut Back Ornamental Grasses?

When Do You Cut Back Ornamental Grasses?

Most ornamental grasses are perennials that dieback in winter to reemerge in spring. If you are in a warmer region grasses like liriope or lilyturf are likely to be evergreen and may not need a trim. You can prune any ornamental grass back in winter or early spring to tidy it up and help prepare it for the spring flush.



How Do You Prune Ornamental Grasses?

How Do You Prune Ornamental Grasses?

Many grasses can easily be trimmed with basic scissors. For the larger varieties use loppers or pruning shears. Prune your ornamental grass back to 6 inches from the ground or less.

 


How Do You Divide Ornamental Grass?

How Do You Divide Ornamental Grass?

The easiest technique to divide an ornamental grass is to simply take your shovel and chop the plant in sections. You can dig up the whole plant and then divide it into sections or just take chunks off the plant while it is still in the ground. Just be sure to have some roots in each transplanted piece and water well. The best times to divide can vary amongst the different types of grasses, but spring when they are actively growing is the universal option for dividing any ornamental grasses.


Ornamental Grass By Size

Ornamental Grass By Size

Small Less Than 2 Feet

Borders and Containers

Zones 5-10
Zones 5-10
Zones 4-10
Zones 5-9
Zones 6-10
Zones 5-9

Medium 2 to 6 Feet

Mixed Beds to Mass Plantings

Zones 5-9
Zones 4-9
Zones 5-9
Zones 6-10
Zones 5-9
Zones 4-9

Large Over 6 Feet

Features & Focals To Unique Privacy Screens

Zones 7-10
Zones 5-9
Zones 5-9

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