Ornamental grasses add depth, color, and tons of texture to gardens and landscaping. For years I have used them to create privacy in my backyard, and the best part is: you can harvest your grasses come fall! Ornamental grasses do grow rapidly, however, and you’ll definitely have to divide them at some point, due to damages during the winter or other reasons. Here’s how I do it!
Before you divide your grasses, it’s important to determine WHEN the best time to divide the grass is. Never divide grasses outside of their growth season. Dividing should ALWAYS be done inside a grow season.
Decide to divide grasses on a cloudy or rainy day. It’s important that the cut grass stalks do not dry out or become brittle. If you can, use something like a plastic sheet or burlap sack to protect grasses.