View Full Version : Should this be cut back?

03-19-2009, 10:05 PM
I have a customer that has this (see pic below) she doesn't know anything about it except that she thinks that it is suppose to be cut back once a year. Three years ago it wasn't cut back at all, two years ago we cut it back in the fall, but this past fall it snowed before we could get to it so it was not cut down. Should it be cut down, or will it be just fine if we do nothing with it?

03-19-2009, 11:25 PM
Hard to tell from the picture...but is it monkey grass/ Lyriope?

If so, I usually cut back every year in late winter down here.

03-19-2009, 11:29 PM
Looks like monkey grass, the lyriope has wider blades than the money grass does, at least from what I have seen around here. Money grass has about 1/8 to 1/4 inch blades, lyriope has usually 3/8 to 7/16 blades.

03-20-2009, 12:23 PM
Cut it back. If it's been cut back before and it came back out of it, cut it back.

03-20-2009, 01:02 PM
cut it back befor it starts to grow again

Dreams To Designs
03-21-2009, 10:55 AM
It's either liriope, or mondo grass(ophipogon), both of which can be cut back or mowed at this time of year to clean up the ratty winter foliage.


03-21-2009, 11:25 AM
It's mondo and yes you can cut it back. run a mower over it or w/e it.

03-25-2009, 01:42 PM
Nice SHARP Mower

03-25-2009, 03:53 PM
yea give that a good cut-back as soon as you can for it to look the best this spring/summer. You dont have to but it will look better if you do