Unwanted Pampas Grass
30-some years ago, the original owner of this house planted a pampas grass in an ill-chosen location. If it has had any care since there is no evidence.
When we first saw it we thought only of how pretty they are -- having only ever seen them from a distance. Alas, ...
The thing is immense (now in 3 distinct clumps). The center is dead. It blocks access from one part of the yard to another. It shades an area otherwise perfect for a salsa garden. It slashes the arms and legs of unwary adults and presents a danger to the face and eyes of the 3yo.
How can it be removed?
And if we re-plant the smallest clump in a more suitable area of the yard, where can I get good information about keeping it looking good and in control?