Answer: The best time to try to move large established shrubs would be in the fall or in very early spring before they start to grow for the year. If these are really big, it will be difficult to dig them with enough of the root system to make the move successful and the root balls will be extremely heavy. Trimming them back to compensate for root loss would help. If you try it this late in the season, trim them back and make sure to keep them watered until fall. The soil should be damp like a wrung out sponge, not sopping wet and not dried out. Good luck with your project!
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