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geberspacher
Nov 12, 2016 2:21 PM CST
Do I trim back Forester Fea Reed Grass now in the fall or wait until spring? Also how close to the ground do I trim back the grass when I trim it?
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sooby
Nov 12, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Welcome! Usually it would be cut back in spring. Cut it back to about six inches and do it fairly early in spring before it starts into growth or you'll be cutting the new growth as well.
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plantladylin
Nov 12, 2016 7:16 PM CST
Welcome! from me too!
I agree, best to wait until spring to cut it back to the ground. There are photos in our database of Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster') covered in snow so I'd say definitely wait until spring to prune.

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Legalily
Nov 12, 2016 7:23 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! I agree I agree I always wait until spring too on mine. And definitely early before the new grass starts to grow. It has great winter interest.
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