My hubby helped my dad attempt to remove a dwarf Pampas grass. Two bent and broken shovels later, the majority of the grass is still intact. This shovel did not live up to its Rigid name.
FYI: I do not recommend Pampas Grass. The center, as with many grasses, dies out, and becomes a fire hazard. Not good in a drought-stricken area, plagued by wildfires last year. Getting these grasses out isn't simple. Although, I have witnessed successful removal using tow chains and a truck.