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Old 03-11-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I have a very large clump of pampas grass. I would like to reset portions of it in other areas. I'm not sure when the best time to transplant, or how much of it i can safely divide. The clump is about 4 feet across. I would really like someone elses advice. I'm not real familiar with grasses.
Thanks for your time.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:02 PM
 
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Grasses are funny. When you dig out a half or a quarter of the plant leaving the rest in place, it may not round out for quite a while. And it will look odd with a chunk out of it. You could dig the whole plant up, section it and replant all of it and they will all grow symmetrical. I am not sure why. So you may want to take several pieces from around the perimeter. And, if you are south of Chicago this is the time. Cut the old grass down to the nub, then using a sharp square spade cut straight down completely through the root base. Then dig it up and replant it with lots of room in loose soil watering frequently for a couple of weeks.

My grass privacy fence:

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Nice pool but.....I'm not seeing any grasses in your photo? Is that bamboo? Can't see it very well.

As far as pampass grass goes--just dig a hunk of it up and stick it in the ground. It's basically a weed.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Thanks, sounds simple enough. Nice pool back drop. Mine has just gotten that full in the last year or so.
Azoria, If it is a weed I guess there is little fear of killing it which was my main concern.
I have to get this yard back in shape. Thanks for your help, both of you.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Nice pool but.....I'm not seeing any grasses in your photo? Is that bamboo? Can't see it very well.

As far as pampass grass goes--just dig a hunk of it up and stick it in the ground. It's basically a weed.

Hahaha. Those are grasses. cool, huh?

Here is the bamboo from my driveway:


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Old 03-11-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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Here is what my miscanthus lloks like when it isn't a wall.

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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Very impressive. I love the height.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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Very impressive. I love the height.

The bamboo will get a lot taller than the miscanthus. But they are both great landscaping tools. I have made several rather distinct areas in my yard with the grasses, the bamboo, naturalizing weeds (honeysuckle), and the arborvitae. You can't see through those plants and so they make a green wall.
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