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.