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Re: Moving large hosta

  • Subject: Re: Moving large hosta
  • From: NardaA@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 10:43:11 EDT

Use a very sharp shovel, cut a ring around the hosta and when finished with 
this take the shovel and pry the bottom of the hosta loose.  If you do this 
right you will have a large disk of soil with a hosta in the middle.  Slide the 
disk onto a tarp or a piece of ground cloth and move the hosta by sledding it 
to the new hole.  The new hole should be prepared to fit the hosta that you are 
moving.  Slide the hosta from the tarp to the hole and take the time to 
backfill the space all the way around, do not leave air pockets.  Water well and 
water well often.

The soil can be moved back to the hole the hosta came out of from another 
tarp or the wheel barrow.

I have moved trees and big plants and hostas using this method.  No leaves 
will need to be trimmed and the hosta should behave like it does not know it has 
been moved.  And it is easy on the back if you use your legs right!   N.

Narda Miller

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