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How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

Grasses are best divided in spring, but it is not a chore for the faint of heart

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Ornamental grasses can be pretty intimidating to divide, given their size. Just remember that grasses respond best to division in spring and that you’ll have the best luck if you use a sharp knife or, even better, a chain saw.

In this video, Fine Gardening assistant editor Daryl Beyers confirms what many fans of ornamental grasses already know: Dividing grasses is not a chore for the faint of heart.

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  1. user-7008004 04/05/2016

    Ever heard of a spade? Slice out the part you want leave the rest alone.

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