Pampas grass is a great choice for a lawn because it is easy to care for, doesn’t require a lot of water, and is resistant to most pests. To plant pampas grass, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and fill it with fresh soil. Make sure to add plenty of organic matter, like compost or manure, before planting. Water the plant well and mow once it grows to 1 inch tall.
Describe the plant and its purpose
Pampas grass is a tall, ornamental grass that can grow up to 12 feet tall.
It has long, feathery leaves and plumes of white flowers that bloom in the summer.
Pampas grass is a native of South America and was brought to the United States for use in landscaping.
It is often used as a screen or border plant, or planted in large clusters for dramatic effect.
Pampas grass can be planted from seed or from divisions taken from the clump.
Seeds should be planted in late spring after all danger of frost has passed.
The seeds should be broadcast over the area where the plants are to grow and then lightly raked into the soil.
Plant divisions should be taken from healthy clumps of plants in late summer or early fall.
They should be divided into small clumps and planted immediately.
Step 1: Choose a location
When it comes time to planting pampas grass, the first step is to choose a location. The plant prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It’s also important to consider the size of the plant when choosing a location. Pampas grass can reach heights of up to 10 feet, so make sure there is enough room for it to grow.
Step 2: Amend the soil
Once you have amended the soil, it is time to plant the pampas grass.
Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the pot your pampas grass is in.
Carefully remove the plant from the pot and place it in the hole. Fill in the hole with soil, making sure to pack it down tightly around the roots. Water well.
Step 3: Plant the pampas grass
After digging a hole that’s twice the size of the pot and adding organic matter like compost or manure, set the pampas grass in the hole so that the top of the root ball is even with the ground.
If needed, add more soil until the hole is filled. Backfill and tamp down lightly.
Pampas grass prefers full sun but can tolerate some light shade.
It’s also drought-tolerant, so you don’t need to water it often.
In fact, over-watering can be a problem because it can lead to root rot.
Once a week should be enough in most cases, except during times of extreme heat or drought.
Step 4: Water and fertilize
Watering and fertilizing your newly planted pampas grass is important for the plant’s survival and long-term health.
Newly planted pampas grass should be watered every day for the first week, then once or twice a week for the next few months, depending on the weather and how much rain the area receives.
After planting, fertilize your pampas grass with a high-quality all-purpose fertilizer.
Follow the directions on the package to determine how much fertilizer to apply.
Fertilize again in six to eight weeks.