Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

Cutting back ornamental grasses

When the calendar turns to October many people ask the question: Is it time to cut back my ornamental grasses? The first response is congratulations on having ornamental grasses in your landscape! There are so many wonderful varieties of ornamental grasses to choose from and the benefits in our landscape are numerous:

  • Deer resistant
  • Drought resistant
  • Pest free
  • Easy to grow
  • Beautiful!

The next response is that you have a wide “window” of time to cut back your grasses so enjoy them now. They are beautiful in October with their inflorescence and provide winter interest November-February. If you want to cut them back now you can, it won’t hurt the plant, but why not enjoy them for a few months and cut them back in March or April? Rick Vuyst explains in this Flowerland YouTube video: