profesora said:Roxy, I live near the Indiana/Michigan line. Here is my advice.
Pull the weeds, remove yellow and brown leaves, cut back the good leaves about four inches above ground. Water well daily until fall rain starts up.
In May, using a five gallon bucket, add one quarter full with alfalfa, and fill the bucket with water.
Select a sunny location to plant the fans the next day.
Dig the plants, divide them and remove old roots. Clean the fans of soil and soak in 10% bleach water for two hours, wash them off with plain water, and let them soak in plain water until the next day.
The next day, plant the fans with four cups of the alfalfa mix, and water the area.