Pruning a pampas grass

Fiona Armitage asked 13 years ago

Could you tell me when and how to cut back a pampas grass please. The leaves seem very sharp!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The old-time gardeners used to set fire to pampas to burn away the old foliage but that is not adviseable for safety, environmental and wildflife reasons.

Get good leather gloves and cut the foliage back in spring. Only cut if you feel it is necessary and this is not usually necessary.