Cut ornamental not forget.

Cutting ornamental grasses makes them healthier and better looking.
Remove all dry, old growth so new growth will get sunlight and air. 
Use sharp-bladed tool to do this (large masses - electric chain saw).
Do not trim it any lower than 5 inches from the ground.


  1. Do you recommend cutting evergreen grasses as well? Mondo, carex, Acorus? We do cut liriope here in the SE to remove it's ugly foliage before new foliage emerges in the spring.

    1. Yes to carex! I do not know about mondo but it makes sense....

  2. That needs to be today's task for me before I forget again. Gulf Muhly and Vetiver here need dividing as well.

  3. Now is my little clump of blue fescue considered an ornamental grass? This is the first year I have it. You got me thinking I need to research this. On to Google...

    1. Hi Swimray - yes to is a great grass in the spring!

  4. I have a large clump of Miscanthus transmorrisonensis. It is evergreen. Do you think it could be cut back too?

  5. And how about Libertia grandiflora could that be chopped right back do you think? I'm slightly reluctant to but it's become so ungainly of late as it's years old but I've heard of others who've done so here in Ireland


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