Grasses not thriving

wigardenerwannabe(Z5 WI)May 3, 2006

What am I doing wrong? I have several clumps of grasses, and it seems that most of them don't come back as robustly as the previous season. I have one clump that was very large, and each year it has gotten smaller and smaller. Any input on what I might be doing wrong would be appreciated.

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tjsangel(z5 OH)

Could be a few things.

Do you have them planted in a moist area where they will thrive? (Unless it's something like Blue fescue that likes dry soil.) Grasses will be smaller in size in poor conditions. Or they might need divided. You'll need a great big shovel & an axe I'm guessing : )

Jen

    Bookmark   May 3, 2006 at 9:52PM
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dawgie(z7NC)

When plants in my garden don't thrive or seem to decline, it's usually because they are improperly sited. That is, plants that like shade in locations that are too sunny. Or plants that need very good drainage in locations that are too wet, etc.

What varieties of grasses do you have in garden? Most OGs prefer a lot of sunlight and good drainage. It could be your locations are too shady or too wet.

When plants don't thrive for me, usually I try moving them to a new location or transplant them to a container with good potting soil. Often these plants thrive after moving but other times they never seem to do well and gradually shrivel away. In addition, some perennials are just slow to become established but eventually thrive.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2006 at 9:58AM
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