With the development of ornamental science has evolved and the role of grass in promoting beauty has become a major concern. This is because several ornamental plants have different roles, but grass makes a bold statement. However, there is a major concern in showy plants in the whole mixture because they require a lot of care. Purple Pampas grass is distinguished among the ornamental grasses that have an extensive requirement for care. Ordinarily, Pampas grass is easy to grow but it requires a specialized care so that it can provide its distinguished care in the landscape. So today we share some tips about how to maintain purple pampas grass well.
Propagation of Purple Pampas grass is done through division during spring where pruned clumps are separated and planted. Ensure that only female plants are planted and it is important that they are clearly identified. For example, female plants are showier and have flowers that are observed as silk-like.
Care should be taken to ensure that the position of the grasses in the landscape is ideal to allow for rapid growth. Enough space should be provided where more than one grass is planted. It is a sun-loving plant and should be placed where it can access enough sunlight but can withstand partial shade. Ensure that the soil is well drained and moist.
The maintenance of Pampas grass is not extensive after it is established as it will only require watering where there is extended drought. Pruning is another maintenance practice that is essential for this ornamental grass. This activity should be done to remove old foliage and stimulate regeneration at least once every year and should coincide with winter or at times during early spring.
However, pruning is a sensitive exercise that should be done with caution because the grass has a sharp foliage. Therefore, you should wear gloves and other protective clothing when doing pruning. And one thing you should remember is that a good pruning job is done by a chainsaw instead of a hedge pruner or electric shears. Before initiating a pruning exercise, ensure that you poke around the plant using a long stick to make sure there is nothing hiding. Pruning should involve cutting leaves near the base and only leave a tuft of leaves that measures 6-8 inches in height. Lastly, ensure that clumps are removed to reduce overcrowding and maintain its shape.
Nutrition is another important care management that should be observed. A balanced fertilizer should be provided after pruning so that it can promote regeneration of foliage.