Basic TLC for Grasses

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Grasses are easy to grow, but a little pampering goes a long way. Plants that end up looking sad and shabby after a few years are usually the result of too much or too little water, or a less than ideal climate.

  • Rake or comb with gloved hands to clear away dead foliage.
  • Remove the flower heads of any self-seeders you want to keep under control.
  • Untidy tussocks and deciduous grasses can be cut back close to the ground and they'll come away again with renewed vigour in spring.
  • Lift and divide every few springs to keep growth fresh and vigorous.