Stipa gigantea, spring clean

After winter, grasses generally look quite unsightly.

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That’s the way I deal with Stipa gigantea. I brush the grass with a metal fan rake but not from the middle of the crown, from underneath the plant. The reason is, it can take out too much new green growth, leaving a barer looking crown.

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At this point, the grass is too long therefore I cut it a little shorter so that it arches nicely.

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Job done!

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