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  1. my feather reed grass is turning yellow
  2. planting Karl Foerster grass in the ground
  3. planting feather reed grass
  4. cutting back reed grass
Asked by karen.fleming08 on May 19, 2015
My Feather Reed Grass Is Turning Yellow

I pruned it in March. It came back up great. It is now turning yellow and dying. I fertilized it with Miracle grow liquid. Not a strong mixture. Should I cut it back again or try more fertilizer?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Did the grass receive heavy watering or rainfall in the recent weeks?
Does the grass pull out from the crown easily?
It's possible your plants are suffering from crown rot.
You mention a light fertilizer, which should have been applied in the spring. I would not fertilize again.
Allow the plant to dry out and see if it can recover.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/crown-rot-disease.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/feather-reed-grass/growing-feather-reed-grass.htm

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Asked by lscott2762 on June 4, 2015
Planting Karl Foerster Grass in the Ground

Can I plant Karl Foerster grass in the ground, leaving the pot intact except for the bottom? I want to keep the grass contained in nice clumps that will stand upright. Is there a way to keep them from spreading haphazardly?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Karl Foerster feather reed grass has an upright growing pattern, and this cultivator is not invasive.
It will not spread with additional seedlings.
I would not plant using an open bottom pot for these reasons.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/feather-reed-grass/growing-feather-reed-grass.htm

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Asked by myreddell on August 27, 2015
Planting Feather Reed Grass

I live in zone 7. Can I plant Feather Reed grasses this fall before any frost? I need to know if I can plant the grasses now, early September, or would it be best to wait until spring?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It would be best to start new ornamental grass plants in the spring. Most can be slow to become established and grow.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/feather-reed-grass/growing-feather-reed-grass.htm

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Asked by sakellson on October 11, 2015
Cutting Back Reed Grass

I live in Fargo, ND. Wondering if I should cut back reed grass before winter. We are in Zone 3 or 4.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There is debate on when to prune your grasses.

I personally leave them for winter and trim them back in the early spring.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/feather-reed-grass/growing-feather-reed-grass.htm

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