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Best time to move zebra grass?

Posted by javaman z7 Raleigh,NC (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 29, 05 at 9:18

OK. Looks like I should have read the fine print about zebra grass growing to 7 feet. I have a spot that I can move it to but need to know when is the best time to do it: Spring or Fall. I would guess Spring.


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RE: Best time to move zebra grass?

  • Posted by Jake z4b-5 NE (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 29, 05 at 15:49

Spring works rather well, however, there are those (like myself) who will move their grasses whenever they feel like it.

Jake


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RE: Best time to move zebra grass?

Yes, spring is best. But since you're in zone 7, and since you will not be dividing the plant, now will probably be okay. In NC, you will have more time than we up north for the plants to restablish themselves. Be sure to get as much of the roots as possible. Dig the new hole bigger than the root ball; fill in with friable soil (easier for the roots to grow in). Don't fertilize, and don't let the transplant dry out.

Like Jake, I have moved grasses at whim throughout their growing seasons (with okay results), but have since disciplined myself to wait until Spring when I can divide as well.


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