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Pruning Ornamental Grasses: How to Groom and Control Your Native Grasses

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Get Rid of the Dead Stuff
ornamental grasses pruning and cutting
Photo © Lisa Hallett Taylor
Cutting and grooming ornamental grass makes it healthier. By removing all that dry, old growth that is basically a big mess of dead grass, new growth will actually be exposed to sunlight and fresh air. While it might be tempting to mow-down a mess like this, removal of the dry stuff and a good shaping is all that will be needed. If you are compelled to cut ornamental grass very short, do not trim it any lower than 4 inches from the ground.
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