I have a few clumps of umbrella grass that are getting very overgrown.
They are planted at the edge of my court yard (pictures below). I live in Houston TX.
This is my first house and I inherited a fantastic landscape in the courtyard, but I'm still trying to figure out how to take care of all these plants. I browsed through dave's garden's entry on the umbrella plant but I can't seem to find any direction on how I'm supposed to control the growth of this grass.
From the looks of some of the posts, it seems like even if I completely cut down all the grass at the stalks, the roots should allow it to regrow. Just to be clear, I'm not trying to kill/get rid the grass, i'm just trying to keep them from growing so big (the bigger clumps are 6 feet tall and have a ground covering diameter even wider, taking up all the walk space.