Cutting grasses

DORIS MOONEY asked 12 years ago

When should I cut back Stipa gigantea and other grasses?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Some people cut back grasses in spring but it is a look that does not appeal to others.

In general it is better to don strong gloves and pull out the old foliage of grasses, ‘combing’ it out of the remaining leaves. Only the old withered grass foliage will pull away reasonably easily and the remainder appears much tidier.

Stricly speaking there is no need to tidy grasses and to do so is just cosmetic.