Ornamental Grass culture and maintenance is relatively simple and will keep your landscape looking great. As you can see this picture shows some Ornamental Grass that needs to be cut back. Generally I leave the grass untouched all winter to add some visual interest and provide shelter for some of the over winter garden residents. The birds and squirrels like to hide when Hawks or Falcons are flying about
looking for a winter meal or a stray cat wanders by.
While it appears to be a big job by looking at the photo it only takes s a couple of minutes with an electric hedge trimmer, simply run the hedge trimmer back and forth a couple of times and remove the dead growth. You should cut them down to 3″ to 4″ above the ground.
If you find that part of the inside of the grass is dying out or it is getting too large for the area it can be split and replanted at this time as well. This requires a little work but is very simple. Dig down all around the base of the plant and then lift it up and out of the hole and move it to a place you can work on it.
I took a sharp shovel and cut through the crown to form smaller clumps of the grasses and then simply potted them up so that they can be placed in new beds at a latter date. Just keep them well watered and a bit of fertilizer during the growing season and they wil grow and prosper until you are ready to use them.
This is the same technique you would use when splitting or moving most perennials. Just remember the best time is when the weather is cool and summer sun is not at it’s peak. Most important give it plenty of water as there are less roots right now to absorb it.I hope this was useful and that you are now ready to take care of your own Ornamental Grass Culture And Maintenance