Tony writes in, “I’ve got ornamental grasses in my landscape that are all brown now. What should I do with them?”
Well, Tony, here’s a great example of what ornamental grasses do in the winter. They die back. They go dormant. They turn brown. Usually, you want to cut them back in like February, March, hopefully after the last freeze that we have. But let me just show you how you would go about doing that. It’s very simple. You just grab it and start cutting. You want to cut down low but not too low, and that’ll be where it puts out new grass in the spring. So you’ll have a nice little mound. Rather than a big, flowing brown mane, you’ve got a nice little buzz cut, and all that green grass or purple grass in this case will start coming out in spring.