You may have some flowers that has outgrown its current
residence or you may need to thin out another, whatever the
reason for transplanting flowers, care needs to be
taken. For the best results care of the root system is
The cooler weather and fresh spring rains can add to the
success of you transplanting flowers. If you live in a milder
climate area successful transplanting flowers can be done
almost any time of the year. But in the harsher climates where
there is the transition from a cold winter, mild spring, to a
hot dry summer, springtime is the best.
Plants for Different
The differences in your front and backyard plants can be
essential. If your front yard faces the South and your backyard
faces the North they will receive differing amounts of sun. If
you are transplanting a plant that has done well in your North
facing backyard to the South facing front, it may not do as
First, find the perfect location for your transplanted
plant, then prepare the area. Have the hole ready and fresh
soil on hand to gently pack your front or backyard plants into
place. Be sure to keep the root ball intact with a small amount
of soil while moving it to its new home.
A healthy root system is vital to successful transplanting.
While a certain amount of pruning of the roots is good, too
much may kill the plant. A small stem with a bit of fresh
growth with a large root area is best. Too much growth on top
and a small, weak root will not do well.
Once you have dug up the plant or separated it, shake some
dirt from it and prune a tiny bit of the roots, this will aid
in root growth. The freshly cut root ends would then be able to
absorb nutrients from the fresh, nutrient rich soil and promote
expansion of the root system.