View Full Version : Cut it down or let it grow?

03-24-2005, 06:14 PM
I'm a lawn care and irrigation guy, not a landscape guy. I'm doing a spring cleanup and I have a question on a couple of plants whether they should be cut down each year or let them grow. Attached are two pictures. I suspect the first one should be let grow and the second one should be cut down. Thanks!

Fishin LCO
03-24-2005, 06:20 PM
I think the sencond one is Fountain Grass a type of ornamental grass and should be could back every year early spring/late winter. The first one I have no idea on.

03-24-2005, 06:40 PM
The first one is called monkey grass or mondo grass. It should be cut back to about 3 or 4 inches each spring.

03-24-2005, 07:03 PM
Liriope and ornamental grasses can all be cut back.

03-24-2005, 09:49 PM
March is the season for cutting the grass back


03-25-2005, 01:03 AM
Yes they should have been cut back awhile ago.But do it nows ok.take a weedwacker or gas hedge trimmer to the big ones and cut back to about 1' tall.wack the other back to 3" or less.

03-25-2005, 07:39 AM
Thanks everybody for the replies, I'll cut them back today.