Mondo – Needs No Covering

Q: I have planted lots of dwarf mondo grass, which I love. My yard man covers it in leaves every fall, saying that this is necessary to protect it from the cold weather. Is this correct?

A: The tree leaves need to be removed regularly from the mondo grass. Otherwise they will hold too much moisture on plant stems, leading to disease. This evergreen plant is perfectly winter-hardy and needs no protection.

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