Cutting back ornamental grasses
We have a garden of ornamental grasses on a hill. We've cut back the tall maiden grass, the switchgrass and the fountain grasses; plus, of course, the baby's breath and Autumn Joy stonecrops in front of the tall grasses. What I need to know is do I cut back the shorter clumps of Elijah's Blue fescue, Blue-eyed grasses and the Liriope? They look rather scraggly, but I'm not sure if or how much I should cut those back and can't seem to find any information on it. Thank You.
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You can go ahead and cut back your shorter ornamental grasses now to about 3-4 inches from the ground to make them come back healthier; same with the Liriope, which is a perennial that looks like a grass.

 

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