​How To Transplant Perennials

Posted by Trees- Plants Nursery on 21st Mar 2015

The biggest concern is that the plants will essentially go into shock or that they will be physically damaged when they are transplanted, making it virtually impossible for them to thrive afterwards. Therefore, it is essential that you do a little bit of planning and that you move slowly and carefully when you are actually transplanting them from one location to another.

If you are transplanting them from indoors to outdoors or to a different location, your first step is to make sure that you have the location where you want them to go prepared and ready to go before you ever put the plants in their new homes. That includes ensuring that you have proper drainage and that the soil is perfect for allowing the plants to grow and thrive. You probably need to ensure that the new bed is elevated so that proper drainage can be promoted. In addition, it is a good idea to include special soil that already has fertilizer in it that can be released over a period of time as opposed to dumping harsh chemicals directly on the plants themselves.

Your next step will be to remove the plants from their current locations and move them to their new homes. Use a great deal of caution when you do this and do not force the plants. Doing so runs the risk of damaging the roots or the plant structure itself. If the dirt is compacted around the plant, use water to loosen it up before trying to remove it. Make sure that you have the proper gardening tools such as a trowel and a small scoop available to you to make the process easier and less time consuming. Carefully work the bishops weed out so that the entire thing can come out complete with roots and all.

Make sure that you dig a hole that is big enough for the plant to sit comfortably and that is deep enough for the roots to take hold. Set the plant gently into the ground and then gently compact the soil around it, being careful not to compact it too tightly. When you are finished, give your plants a good watering and then leave them alone for a day or two so they can get accustomed to their new home without constantly being bothered. Before you know it, you can add beautiful plants to virtually any location that you choose and you can easily move them from one location to the next at your pleasure. The purple coneflower grows fast and looks good. 

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