How Do You Downsize A Large Pampas Grass
Pampas grass is 25 years old, used initially to hide electrical boxes in yard, but have expanded to a large circle now, overtaking the yard and a porch railing.
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You have a huge job ahead of you as Pampas grass puts down an extensive root system. Plus, the leaves are tough and razor-sharp. So be sure to wear gloves, long sleeves and long pants.
I would use a chain saw to cut it all back. Then if you have a strong shovel, start digging out sections all around till it is the size you want. If the clump was smaller, you could dig the whole clump and divide it with a saw. But if yours is 25 years old and taking over, I doubt you can dig the whole clump easily.
I also included instructions if you want to remove it entirely.