Hameln Dwarf Fountain Grass Care
There are said to be 31 species of ornamental grasses, I have worked with many of them on garden projects and have never been disappointed. What I love about ornamental grasses is once they reach maturity they are drought-tolerant, these low-maintenance plants are easy to care for and will go to work for you.
One such plant that deserves our attention is the Hameln dwarf fountain grass, if you have not read our article on Hameln dwarf fountain grass that we wrote some time back here is the link to Hameln dwarf fountain grass. In this article, however, we will be discussing Hameln dwarf grass pruning.
Its believe that this garden beauty is of German origin, Hameln dwarf fountain grass thrives in moist well-drained soil and loves the full sun to perform its best. The natural habitat for this grass type is wetlands, wastelands, grasslands, and open woods. This plant species thrive in zones 6 to 9, at maturity the Hameln dwarf fountain grass reaches 3’tall x 2′ Wide. Hameln dwarf fountain grass is deer resistant, salt-tolerant, and has been known to attract birds.
The best time to prune Hameln dwarf fountain grass
The ideal time of the year to prune or trim back Hameln dwarf fountain grass is in late winter or early spring, a key point to remember is to never trim this ornamental grass back during the fall month which will encourage growth that will lead to winter kill. The plant should be allowed to die back before attempting to prune.
Steps to cut back Hameln dwarf fountain grass
The easiest way to trim back fountain grass is to gather the dead stems, tied them together in a bundle, tying the grass together will make it easier for grooming. I once was trimming a fountain grass but the mistake that I made was to gather the grass together in one hand and with the other hand, I proceeded to trim.
But what I did not notice was that one of my fingers was also wrapped up in the grass and you guessed it, when I made the cut I cut into my finger as well that require medical attention I wouldn’t want that to happen to you so always use a piece of string to gather and tie the grass together in a bundle before attempting to prune.
The best tools to use for this procedure would be a hand pruner or hedge clippers, ensure whichever tool you choose is in good repair along with being sharp. The goal is as you cut to make a clean cut, Your Hameln dwarf fountain grass should be cut back to about 4 to 6 inches above the ground.
After you have made the cut you are done that is how easy it is when it comes to pruning fountain grasses. Once your Hameln dwarf fountain grass begins to grow again you will have a fuller plant that is healthy-looking.
The final word on Hameln dwarf fountain grass pruning
The Hameln dwarf fountain grass is a beauty and will complement your garden and landscape design, with this garden beauty you can’t go wrong. This grass is so easy to maintain making your time spent in the garden easier so if you are in the market for a plant that has beauty and is easy to care of then give the Hameln dwarf fountain grass a try you will be so happy with the results as this garden beauty goes to work for you. With the Hameln dwarf fountain, you have a winner.