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Materials Needed

  • ornamental grass plants
  • garden shovel
  • watering can or garden hose
  • spring-tined or kitchen fork

Step 1: Make the Hole Deep Enough

Dig a hole as deep and a little wider than the container. Place the plant in the hole to check that the top of the root ball will be level with the soil when you plant it out.

Step 2: Water Well and Tease Roots

Remove it from its container and gently tease out the outermost roots. This encourages them to spread and develop well after planting.

Step 3: Plant Correctly

Fill in around the root ball with the excavated soil, firming it with your fingers. Water it well using a can with a fine rose. Water regularly until it is established.

Step 4: Tend to Dead Growth

The dead growth of deciduous grasses can be left over the winter; use a spring-tined or kitchen fork to remove dead growth from evergreens in the early spring.

1 Comments About this How To

  • Diana Lynne Fidell Boyle
    Do the grasses need sun or can they be planted in a shady area. One side of our backyard is in sun and the opposite side in shade. We would like to plant grasses. Thanks

    Posted 3 years ago

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