Is there something I'm missing here?
Landscapers around here are already cutting back a lot of Miscanthus and Pampas grasses to the ground, even before their leaves turned brown. It should almost be considered a crime. Is there some advantage in cutting them back so prematurely? I usually cut mine back once they start dropping dead blades around in the yard that are hard to pick up, but I'm not used to seeing them cut down to clumps in early Fall.