Advice on dividing pampas grass

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by Hotty Toddy, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
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    54872BA6-3213-4C97-A6F8-516D38C69DEE.jpeg do you have any advice on dividing this monster? The owner likes the grass, but it’s just overwhelming the space. I hear they are a beast to divide or dig up.
     
  2. Jeff@diyokc

    Jeff@diyokc LawnSite Member
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    Dig up, divide into 3 thirds with a sharp shovel or pick! I like to give them a small amount of miracle gro after replanting,, to help with transplant shock! Water frequently for about 2 weeks!
     
  3. Mudly

    Mudly LawnSite Senior Member
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    Excavator in my old age lol. That looks like miscanthus not pampas.
     
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    Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
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    You may be right.
     
  5. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    How close is it to that retaining wall?
     
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    Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
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    4-5 feet
     
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  7. hal

    hal LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Georgia
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    Spray it with round up, let it turn brown, burn it with fire.
     
  8. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dig it out and get rid if it.....1 hr job max. don't need any back hoe:dizzy:
     
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  9. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They r a monster to split... sazall with long blade is easiest. I've used picks and shovels but it's a workout and a half.
     
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    Hotty Toddy

    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Member
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    I bet digging it out ain’t easy
     
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