The Q&A Archives: re-planting

Question: My one smaller flower garden needs to be thinned out. I would like to dig up most of the shrubs and flowers and re-plant them in a different area of my yard. When would the best time of the year be for this project? ....Can I do it now without hurting the plants. Thank you

Answer: Usually the best time to transplant is late winter to early spring before the plants begin to grow for the season, or in early September. Perennials are much easier to move than large, established shrubs. If the shrubs are small you might still be able to move them now if you can dig the entire root ball. If the plants are large, it might be better to wait.

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