Should ornamental grass be cut back in spring

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  • Sandy Eigler Sandy Eigler on Jan 06, 2018
    Not sure of this answer but I would just find a nursery or garden centre near you and call them about it. they usually have some good experienced people who can help you out.

  • Cathy Dillon Cathy Dillon on Jan 06, 2018
    I think that people get a bit too concerned about caring for a plant when it has been sold as ornamental grass. In my opinion with some experience ( we called it zebra grass) it is STILL GRASS so of course you can mow it! If you are going to be cautious or pamper it - I still would not hesitate to cut it back whenever you feel like it.

  • Tricia Tricia on Jan 07, 2018
    Hi Ron,
    I always cut back my ornamental grasses in the fall. First off, it looks neater than allowing the whole plant to be crushed by snow or excessive rainfall during winter months. Then come spring you will have the plant growing its new leaves at the same rate. I actually do this will all my perennial plants, it does them no harm and in fact helps to keep plants from being damaged. Hope this helps . . .