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Planting Hostas = EASY

Dig a hole about two times as wide and deep as the root ball of the new plant. Amend the freshly dug soil heavily with organic matter such as compost. Mix the compost into each planting hole until you have a well draining, loose rich soil. Space each new hosta far enough away from each other so that they have room to mature.  As the plants grow they will get much larger and fill in on their own. Plant in a spot that gets a few hours of morning sun but is shaded from hot midday and afternoon sun. Most hostas hate the summer sun and will bake in it if left to suffer there. A top dressing of good organic mulch such as pine needles or bark is helpful in maintaining soil moisture. Water the plants whenever the soil feels dry several inches below the surface. Hostas enjoy water and will appreciate extra drinks of water during extended dry periods when Mother Nature is not cooperating with rainfall.

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