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Find Free Plants Through Perennial Division

If gardening is something that you have been doing for more than one year, the odds are fairly high that you have in your garden a number of mature plants now ready for division. These divisions are chances for you to bring life to barren holes in your yard, or maybe just exchange with a gardening buddy for some new plants not currently in your collection. Read on into the following paragraphs for more information and tips on how to get started with perennial division.

Divide your plants before they get overgrown. Divisions are not only going to be easier prior to this timeframe, but the divisions will also be healthier down the road.

Tip: Be realistic about the types of plants you can grow in your garden. If a particular plant has failed you in the past, don't try it again.

Do your divisions when it is cool. This weather and temperature is going to be far less stressful on the plants you divide, so you get healthier plants from the process.

Always keep roots moist. When roots of any plant start drying out, they start dying. Never let your plant go into shock by suddenly being deprived of water.

Tip: If the grass under your tree is turning brown, consider thinning out your tree. Grass needs plenty of sunshine, and chances are, your tree might be blocking out too much sunlight from the grass.

Use organic matter with divisions. Just because perennials can be divided does not mean that they do not need all the help they can get growing up to full-sized plants. Give them the best love you can, and never cheapen their care just because they were free.

Make your divisions after the blooming period is over. The blooms are among the biggest reasons you garden, and you do not want to deprive yourself of this precious time of beauty. Enjoy the blooms you have now and divide later. You will still have three or four times the blooms next year.

Tip: Read the instructions on your seed packets before planting them. These instructions will tell you how deep to place the seeds.

When you make divisions, keep only the healthy ones. Any division that is sick, weak or dying is probably never going to get any better. Go ahead and save yourself the time and trouble of dealing with it.

When you plant your divisions, space them properly. You might be dealing with what are at the moment quarter and half plants, but you still need to remember how large they will be at maturity and give them space accordingly.

Tip: When gardening, you may want to consider using chamomile tea as a method to control fungus. This is a great natural way to prevent your plants from dying off.

When you make your divisions, do not let any of them be more than a quarter of the source plant. You want to get the most free plants you can, and if you do more than 25% of any particular plant, you are cheating yourself out of higher numbers.

Never hesitate to talk to the professionals at your local gardening store or other perennial enthusiasts in your area. They are going to know which specific perennials divide well in your local climate and area. It never hurts to put some time into a few conversations that will point your way towards saving hours and maybe even months of work on a wasted effort.

Your garden has gotten a substantial investment of your time, money, love and energy. Now give it the chance to reward you. Divide up any perennials that are ready. Enjoy your harvest of plants that are both free and new. Plant around your yard for more beauty, or trade with a friend for some new blooms.

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