Ornamental grass is a great option for landscaping for part time homeowners. It’s graceful and showy, adds interest and texture, and is usually very tough, in my experience. If they are happy where they are planted they will come back year after year like clockwork, and will get bigger each year, especially if they are trimmed down in the winter. It’s a good choice for snowbirds as they are easy to take care of. Many of our snowbird clients have grasses in their landscaping for this reason. Because they keep their stalks through the winter, you can prune them in late winter or early in the springtime – in north Florida the best time is around February or March. Low maintenance landscaping eases some of the headaches for part time and absentee homeowners, along with a reliable property caretaker or home watch company that will monitor and coordinate your landscaping services to ensure that your yard stays well-kept and healthy while you’re away. Contact Coast Home Watch of Saint Augustine for your home and property maintenance needs.