How to divide and transplant Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental grasses (sometimes referred to as ornamentals) are a common sight in gardens today, because beautify the landscape, and require very little care and maintenance. Compared to other varieties of garden plants, ornamental plants can survive well in poor soil. For this reason, also grown to prevent soil erosion. Most of the species are also resistant to pests and diseases. Ornamental specimens can be grown as landscape and ground cover sloping grounds, where other plants and grass can be difficult to maintain.

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Its foliage comes in a variety of colors, blue, green, red, and can even be varied. Common examples of ornamental grasses such as California fescue, deer, grass tufts of hair, blue oat grass, pampas grass, red fountain grass, etc. These herbs can be rhizomatous or are grouped together and you can even grow from seed. Rhizomatous grasses usually grow close to the ground, can act as ground covers, resisting the invasion of weeds. Clump forming grasses grow a perimeter around and can be transplanted every two years. Propagation of these herbs is not very difficult if you do it the right way and at the right time. Ideally, ornamental grasses should be transplanted in late spring to early summer, as cold weather sees a decrease in root growth.

Divide and Transplant Ornamental Grasses
• Once you have chosen to transplant grass, cut the stem and leaves, is still only a third of the original length. Some ornamental plants have sharp edges, so be sure to wear gloves to avoid getting nicked.
• With a shovel, loosen and tighten the soil around the grass. Be sure to dig into the ground at least a foot away from the base of the grass.
• Using a shovel, loosen the soil around the clump of grass and roots. Keep digging and shoveling up the root ball comes clean soil. Keep the base of the plant and give a firm tug, and remove the plant along with the root ball of the earth.
• Divide the group herb and root ball with a sharp ax. You should include both live roots and grass sections in all divisions. Dispose of dead roots. Keep freshly cut grass in the shade, so that the root ball does not dry out until it is ready to be replanted in the chosen location.
• Choose the location for your newly planted ornamental. Know the height of the grass that is grown, and how far spread at maturity, and choose the site accordingly.
• Dig a hole in the ground on this new site, at least 2 feet deep, and at the same depth from which came off the grass chosen. Mix the soil with compost you discovered.
• Insert the root ball in the hole prepared. Loosen the roots and spread outward toward the edges of the hole.
• Fill the soil and compost mixture back into the hole, stroking gently, but firmly, with a foot or a shovel while filling.
• Once the hole is covered, fertilizer dust around the base of the grass newly transplanted, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
• Water lawns again transplanted immediately after planting. Put a hose with a small trickle of water at the base of the plant. Make sure the water is filtered through the right to the base of the hole. You have to water regularly for a few weeks to promote root growth.
• A layer of mulch three inches thick, comprising the bark or wood chips at the base of the newly transplanted kills keep them away, prevent soil erosion and retain moisture.

Take care of ornamental grasses is easy. Trim regularly ensuring the healthy growth of new foliage. Not require excessive use of fertilizers, and can go without water for long periods, except when they have been newly planted. So go ahead and make a garden ornamental for yourself, and add to the beauty of your home and garden.


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