Pampas grass(transplanting an divideing question)

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by leeslawncare, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    I just dug up 2 huge 3 ft wide plants.I got them up an split them up with a hatchet into small rooted pieces on Saturday.Got 5 5gallon buckets worth.Question is .Has anyone here ever transplanted these?I've got to plant them for a client this coming Saturday.Will they keep in the buckets in a cool dry place till then?
  2. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 854

    Think of it as a weed that you can't kill. Heck.... split them up into 100 parts. If you need more I can help out. I jerk tons of the things out of the ground each month. Even have a special home made attachment for the Bobcat just to get them out.

    People go out and buy Pampas Grass never realizing how big it will get. I am taking one out tomorrow morning that is at least 8' round and 12' tall.
  3. Mowmoney00

    Mowmoney00 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 134

    Really....I'd like to see that home made attachment. Got any pics....sounds pretty cool.
  4. ArizPestWeed

    ArizPestWeed LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,457

    I hate that stuff.
    My clients always regret planting that grass.
  5. leeslawncare

    leeslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    i'am planting this in a huge slope at the side of a above ground pool .It took 20 yrds of mulch to cover it an they do'nt want to do it again .good ground cover

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