I'm thinking of rearranging some plants in my garden this spring. Do you have any advice for moving plants from one place to another?
Answer: Early spring is a good time to move most perennials, save for those that bloom in spring. Wait until just after those have bloomed.
Do this task on a cloudy day or late in the afternoon. Water the plants thoroughly a few hours before you plan to move them (if the soil is dry). Prepare the new site first by digging the planting hole. Dig the plant up carefully, aiming to get the entire root ball and keep it in tact. Plant it in the new hole as you would a new plant. Water thoroughly again. Keep an eye on the plant as it gets established, watering it regularly.
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