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Today my neighbor
came to see me, he had his lawn trimmer in his hand, he asked me how
far back he should cut his perennial grass garden. I replied that
spring is the best time to cut the grass back and that I recommend
that the grasses be left alone.
My neighbor looked
at me blankly, it was clear that he could not visualize what his yard
and garden would look like so I went to polyvore.com and did a
digital design that would show my neighbor how lovely his yard and
garden would look if he did not cut his perennial grasses
back until spring.
The winters are
long and cold and I think the dried grasses look nice. The grass
plumes are eye appealing plus they add movement and provide wildlife
with shelter, windbreak for birds, rabbits and cats. I took
this photo last fall of cat lying under the fountain grass in the
In the autumn season
after I remove the leaves I trim the grasses so they are more
manicured and off the garden path.
Then I will mulch around the fountain, and reed grasses. This
mulch will add a more manicured look to the garden.
You can also
highlight the grass garden with solar lights then when you look out
at your yard at night during the winter months you will view a garden
area that is eye appealing. This is why I recommend leaving
your ornamental grasses alone throughout the autumn and winter
Here is a photograph of my grass garden next to my garden path. The photo was taken after I trimmed the grass as it had grown over the stepping stones.