TIP OF THE WEEK: Wondering what to do with your ornamental grasses this fall? You can cut them down now or wait until early spring. Here's what I do:
1. Tie the clump together about 15" from the ground. You can use anything as a tie. I like to use cut up strips of old t-shirts.
2. Cut the clump straight across about 6"-12" above the soil.
3. Throw away the clump!
It's that easy!
Some ornamental grasses, like blue fescue and blue oat grass will keep their color all winter long, and don't need to be cut back at all.