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how to split grasses?

posted by: marti_gardener on 01.11.2009 at 08:59 am in Ornamental Grasses Forum

I'm new to gardening, and have two ornamental grasses that have become overgrown in the last 6 years. I think they need to be split, but don't know how to do that - and I don't want to destroy them!
Does anyone have any advice/instructions on how and when to do this?


clipped on: 06.03.2014 at 11:59 am    last updated on: 06.03.2014 at 12:00 pm

How do I turn old farmland into a healthy lawn?

posted by: ladybrowncoat on 01.23.2014 at 02:33 pm in Lawn Care Forum

Hi there! I will be moving into our new home this summer. We are doing all of the landscaping ourselves. I am not sure what condition the land will be in, but it is currently 2.5 acres of mostly farmland. Everything has been harvested, but I can only imagine we will have stumps of things and roots and no grass when we move in...

My first thought is to make friends with a local farmer and pay them to come till the ground with a tractor or something, and then lay seed...

I have a little gardening experience and grand plans for extensive landscaping over the years, but I have no idea what to do in this situation.

Has anyone else encountered this? Will my soil be stripped of nutrients? Healthier than normal? It appears that soybeans were the last crop... Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks :)


clipped on: 01.24.2014 at 11:06 am    last updated on: 01.24.2014 at 11:06 am

RE: suet recipe with crisco instead of lard? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: Beth_ontario on 07.20.2005 at 09:26 pm in Wildlife Garden Forum

I have used the Marvel Mix for years both winter and summer and the birds eat it faster than I can make it. In the summer I make the mix into balls and freeze it and then put a little ball out one at a time just to make sure they eat it before it can go rancid. So far I haven't seen any signs of trouble.


clipped on: 07.25.2013 at 09:33 am    last updated on: 07.25.2013 at 09:33 am