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Pruning ornamental grasses

maryannnewcomer | Posted in Mountain West Gardening on

As a reminder to ourselves (aka “Note to Self”) we agreed on St. Patrick’s Day as the time to prune our ornamental grasses. We cut them off, evenly across, leaving a few inches above the plant’s crown.  

It’s a good idea to inspect the center of the clump, since several type of grasses tend to die out in the center. Every couple of years, we will use that dead center as an excuse to divide the grass clump. 

This can be a heavy duty job, so get your gloves, a pruning saw, a shovel, and a wheelbarrow  in place for the job. There is a good video here: https://www.finegardening.com/article/how-to-divide-ornamental-grasses. 

Have you pruned your grasses yet?

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