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Watering Ornamental Grasses

Once established after the first growing season, grasses typically don’t require supplemental watering unless adequate rainfall does not occur. Until then, follow these guidelines to get your new plants off to a great start.

NOTE: This is part 10 in a series of 10 articles. For a complete background on how to grow ornamental grasses, we recommend starting from the beginning.

General Guidelines

  • If you receive about an inch of rainfall every 10 days or so, your grass will be fine. If the soil gets really dry, you can give your new grass a good, thorough soaking with a hose. The best way to do this is to let your garden hose trickle slowly. This gives the water a chance to soak in instead of running off. You can also use a soaker hose to water several plants at once.
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