I am very fond of ornamental grass. I like to experiment and cultivate the grass as a ground cover, border, screen, accent, and have even used it in my container garden. Ornamental grasses cover a broad palette of colors, textures, blooms, and heights. Every variety that I have planted has been beautiful and extremely low-maintenance.
Ornamental grass provides wonderful winter interest so I prefer to cut it back in the Spring. The weather has been beautiful in Kentucky and I knew I needed to get out there and cut it back before the new growth popped up!
The more full and beautiful an ornamental grass is, the more difficult it is to cut back. I recommend bundling sections of the grass then securing the sections with rope. This makes cutting the grass back 4-6″ with pruning shears much easier.
Then after I clean up the random blades, all I’m left with a neat bundle of grass ready to compost!
All set, the new growth is welcome to shine through. Happy Spring!