The month of Feburary is the ideal time to prune shrub roses and cut back ornamental grasses.
The illustration above shows the proper way to trim roses. Notice that all of the smaller canes/growth has been removed, leaving only the 4-7 largest main canes only. Shrub roses should be cut to approx. 12-18" from the soil surface. Don't be afraid to get aggressive with your roses, they will thrive on this type of pruning and you will amazed at the production they will provide this year.
Ornamental Grasses should be cut to a mound approx. 8-20" off the ground depending on the size of the grass. Smaller, dwarf grasses can almost be cut nearly to the ground while larger grasses may need to be cut in a 20-24" mound. Please don't hesitate to call us if you have any questions on these prunings.