Ornamental grasses

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by DSanchez, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. DSanchez

    DSanchez LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 9

    Can I cut back on ornamental grasses in Fall? They are still green. Will it affect it if I do it now, I’m in Kansas.
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,135

    Yes

    No
     
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  3. DSanchez

    DSanchez LawnSite Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 9

    Thank you for the response.
     
  4. Groomer

    Groomer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,666

    do you need to cut back on ornamental grasses?
    do you feel you're getting too much ornamental grass? lol
    Seriously, you can cut them back now, but I always wait till late fall and they finish. DSCF4052.JPG
     
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  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,231

    Are your ornamental grasses new to you? Many people like the ornamental feature (although brown) in the wintertime. e.g. blowing in the winter winds. And then cut them back in later winter or very early Spring.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  6. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,085

    As others said yes you can cut back now but many people enjoy the look of them overwinter. Years back we planted lots of larger ornamental grasses per request. Now it seems we remove a lot...
     
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  7. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Why is this?
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,135

    Nobody divides them like they should be.
     
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  9. Methodical2

    Methodical2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    Ahh ok. This should be like every 3 years, correct?
     
  10. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,135

    Depends on where you are I would think.
     
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