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Splitting ornamental grasses.

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Can you split any type of ornamental grass?? Im pretty sure the answer is yes, just want to double check. Thanks.
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I split our Miscanthus (big 6 foot) a bit over a year ago, in fall.

Use an axe on that one. The roots are too hard for a shovel.

I'm going to "halve" the rootballs every 3rd year. Back half off and fill cavity with soil in year three. Then in year 5 remove the front half.

Then repeat every 3 to 5 years, so the root mass maintains a large, but not giant size.
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