I love to use ornamental grasses. They are beautiful in the summer and they add great winter interest to the landscape. The one thing that can be a little tricky about them is that they have a tendency to make a big mess when you cut them down in the spring. As the years have gone by, I have learned a couple of tricks to make the task easier.
1. Start by wrapping the grass tight with either masking tape, a bungee cord or string.
2. Use an old bread cutting knife to cut through the bottom.
3. Compost and your done!
Here are a couple picture from my own backyard using ornamental grasses.