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Jun 27, 2016 9:43 AM CST
I have 2 Large Over Grown Ornamental Grasses next to my pool.
I would like to know how to MOVE, SPLIT, them so I may move away from the pool area about 10' without killing them?
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Name: Elaine
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Jun 28, 2016 12:09 PM CST
Hi bumble and Welcome to If you can stand to wait, now (hot weather) is really not the time to be transplanting anything if you want it to survive. Fall after the tops are dying back, or spring before they come into new growth would be the best time. In the meantime, I would give them minimal water to keep them alive, and no fertilizer so they won't increase too much during the summer. Then when the tops have died back you can get at the clumps with a good, sharp shovel and a digging fork. Cut large pieces with a good root ball to move and spread them around.

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