Monday, June 25, 2012

Dividing Perrenials

Dividing perennials not only helps the plants to flourish, but it also gives you free plants for the rest of your landscaping. 

STEP 1:      Different perennials need to be divided at different times of the year, as a general rule of thumb, if it flowers in the spring divide in the fall, if it flowers in the fall, divide in the spring.

STEP 2:      Start by digging up the rootball of your plant and transferring it to a tarp or another work surface to divide. Wet the roots to remove excess soil so you can see where to divide.  Leave a good root network for each section you’re separating.

STEP 3:      If the root system on your plant is too large to completely remove, dig around a portion of the plant, and work a section at a time to loosen and remove it from the remainder of the plant. Depending on how tight your rootball is you may need to use a garden knife or a spade to separate the plant.

STEP 4:      When replanting divided plants, make sure that you work in some compost or fertilizer into the soil to give it a jump start into re-growing.

Easy division to multiply your landscaping.

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