How to Care for Mexican Feather Grass

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Mexican feather grass is an attractive bunch grass that is easy to grow, free of pests, and resistant to drought. The plant consists of graceful, soft blades that move with the slightest of breezes. Its beauty and resilience makes Mexican feather grass an ideal ornamental grass for landscaping. Incorporate regular watering with proper soil conditions to ensure your grass will thrive.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Well-draining soil
  • Sunlight
  • Mexican feather grass
  • Provide soil that drains easily. Create a raised planting bed that will help with draining. To do this, place a wall of cement blocks, layering blocks to achieve your desired height, around where your planting bed will be. Place a 2-inch layer of gravel and sand over the planting bed area to allow for good drainage. Cover the gravel with 7 inches of soil and continue with planting.

  • Plant the grass in a pre-dug hole that is equal to the depth of the container the grass came in. Cover the bottom of the plant with surrounding soil.

  • Water lightly but frequently within the first growing season to help establish a strong root system.

  • Taper off watering as the plant matures.

  • Prune dead foliage from the grass and rake it away. Dispose of the pruned foliage to prevent the spread of disease and fungus.

  • Ensure that the Mexican feather grass plants are fully exposed to sunlight.

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