hostas - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by gottlieb80
October 28, 2010
why are my new hostas turning yellow and dying? others on my street are too.

Answer from NGA
October 28, 2010
Hostas lose their leaves in the fall and go dormant over the winter months. When all the foliage dies down, cut it off at ground level and cover over the tops of your plants with several inches of organic mulch. You can use compost, shredded leaves or even pine needles. In the springtime, rake or brush away the organic mulch and wait for new stems and leaves to emerge from your plant. They will grow and perform beautifully for you from spring through early fall. At that time they will die down again and rest over the winter months. It's a normal and natural cycle for hostas. Best wishes with your landscape.

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