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How to Plant Hostas
Water your plant thoroughly in its pot prior to planting. Next, dig a hole 2 times as wide and not quite as deep as the root ball is tall. Place your Hosta evenly in the hole. The top of the root ball should be slightly higher than the existing soil line. Backfill with the native soil that you removed. If your soil is poor, you can amend it up to 50% with our organic planting mix. Water deeply until the water begins to pool on the surface of the ground. Water daily for the first week, 3 times per week the 2nd and 3rd week, and 1 to 2 times weekly thereafter for the first 2 to 3 months until your plant is established.
When to Divide Hostas
How to Divide Hostas
The easiest technique to divide a Hosta is to simply take your shovel and chop the plant in sections. You can dig up the whole plant and then separate it into sections or just take chunks off the plant while it is still in the ground. Just be sure to have as much of the root system as possible in each transplanted piece and water well. Division is stressful to plants so do it sparingly and only on mature plants. Avoid dividing Hostas more than every 3 or 4 years.
How to Care for Hostas
When to Cut Back Hostas
Dead leaves can be cut back to the ground any time after your plant goes dormant for a clean look. This is anytime from late fall to early spring before your plant emerges from dormancy in spring. You can also leave them alone to add nutrients to the soil as the dead leave break down naturally. Fresh new growth will come from the root system whether you prune back the leaves or not.!
When to Transplant Hostas
Early fall is the absolute best time to transplant Hostas, but the timing can be fairly flexible if you supplement with plenty of water during drier periods. Fall or spring during the rainy season will reduce your workload to the greatest extent.
How to Transplant Hostas
Water the ground well several hours before digging up your plant. You want the ground to be moist and easily diggable, but not wet and messy. Choose a sharp shovel to dig out your Hosta and as much of the roots as possible. The more roots you can save the happier your plant will be in its new home. For large plants use a tarp to place your dug up plant on to make it easier to move it from one location to the other. Replant as quickly as possible. Water as you would if you were planting a new plant.