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Should this be cut back?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by turbo5560, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. turbo5560

    turbo5560 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    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?



    FIRESCOOBY LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 981

    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.
  3. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    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.
  4. tyler_mott85

    tyler_mott85 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    Cut it back. If it's been cut back before and it came back out of it, cut it back.
  5. ruffs

    ruffs LawnSite Member
    from md pa
    Posts: 74

    cut it back befor it starts to grow again
  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    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.


    IRRITECH LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 931

    It's mondo and yes you can cut it back. run a mower over it or w/e it.
  8. betmr

    betmr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,663

    Nice SHARP Mower
  9. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 632

    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

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