Do you want more blooms on your perennials next year?
During the early fall days—when there is less heat stress on your plants—is a perfect time to divide perennials. When you split a perennial, you will rejuvenate the root system allowing it to spread out and absorb nutrients, which helps create more blooms.
Here are a few tips:
Check the forecast It is much easier to divide when the plant is well watered, so plan on dividing a day or two after a good rain.
Transplanting timeline When transplanting your divided plants in the fall, be sure to complete the process by early October in order to give the roots a chance to establish in their new home before the ground temperatures start to turn cold.
Use a two-step process if you're pressed for time If you can't get the new planting in the ground right away, temporarily put them in a flowerpot, then plant in the bed at a later date.
Plan for Your Fall Color!
If you are interested in having pots or beds switched over to fall colors, please call the office to get on our list.