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Time to cut the grass

By: Garden Gate staff
Ornamental grasses add interest to a garden through winter, but in spring they need to be cut back to make way for new growth.

time to cut the grass

Ornamental grasses add interest to a garden through winter, but in spring they need to be cut back to make way for new growth. That’s a lot of work added to the list of spring cleanup chores.

But Sonia Sugarman of New York has found a simple and tidy way to do this. She wraps a length of duct tape (or two, depending on how tall the grass is) around the clump of grass before cutting. Make sure to overlap the ends of the tape since the adhesive doesn’t actually stick to the grass. With the tape wrapped around the middle, Sonia had an instant bundle that’s easy to carry to the compost pile or stick in a yard waste bag. And since the tape doesn’t stick to the grass, it’s easy to cut it off. Make things even easier on yourself and use electric hedge trimmers to cut the grass down near the base.

Published: March 16, 2010
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