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How to Care for Your Ornamental Grass This Fall! To Cut or Not to Cut!

There is a noticeable increase in the number of questions about ornamental grass care every fall.

It’s understandable that folks would like to know more information as grasses have rapidly gained popularity as ornamental additions to residential gardens.

So, we figured now would be a good time to talk about what you should and should not do with your ornamental grasses this fall.


1. When can grass be cut?

Grass can be cut either early or late in the fall. You can cut them in the early or late spring as well. They can be cut down whenever you like, even in the middle of a winter storm when the snow is pounding down.

The point is, ornamental grasses’ clump-style root structures are very hardy. To the point that they can survive the cold of winter without the aid of the foliage that grows on their canopy.

So, when is the greatest time to cut back? In reality, there are several compelling arguments for either removing ornamental grasses in the fall or leaving them standing into the winter. And this, of course, all depends on your own circumstances.


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