Dividing Some Karl Foerster Grasses - September 2021
I dug it up and divided it into quarters - with four sections to replant. The largest one was the one I decided to leave in place that you can see in the photo above. Comparing it to the other ones on the left, it is thinner, but I think in a healthier spot to grow over time.
Where did the other three sections go? I transplanted them into a few spots around the front and south side of the yard. First up, I put one underneath the Norway Maple tree that seems to kill everything underneath it. I planted a Totem Pole Switch Grass under the tree earlier this Spring and it has done a fine job surviving this heat, so I'm (now) thinking that grasses might be a good solve under the tree. Below, you can see one of the new Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grasses that I divided and transplanted:
Next up, is the third section that I transplanted around the south side of the house, right in front of some plumbing that exits our house (sump and hot water tank fresh air intake/exhaust). This part of the yard gets good sun, but not a ton of water.
And, finally...the fourth section of this divided Karl Foerster grass went into the bed 'in between two driveways' right next to the pair of grasses that I bought and planted last Fall. One of the rules of planting is to use odd numbers, so adding this grass corrects that mistake - by taking the grouping from two to three.
|Source via Better Homes and Gardens|