Trimming and Dividing Ornamental Grasses Is Easy If You Follow These Steps

May 3rd, 2013

Spring is the time to trim your ornamental grasses.

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Cut them back low to the ground as shown









It is still a little wet to divide the perennial grasses.  As soon as the soil dries up a bit, it will be a good time to divide your clump(s) if you feel they are getting too large.

Here’s a step by step guide:

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Select grass to transplant

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Use spade to loosen soil around the entire root ball

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Pop entire root ball out and place on level ground surface

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With a sharp shovel or axe slice down through root ball (one plant can yield several new starts)

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Dig a hole, cover transplant up to the top of root ball

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Water and you’re done!


Photos courtesy of Old World Garden Farms

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