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Fall Perennial Maintenance

Fall Perennial Maintenance

Fall is the best season to divide or split many perennials. While many flower gardeners consider spring to be the prime gardening season, that is short sighted. Fall is also an excellent time of year to do many important flower gardening tasks. Among the most important fall chores is splitting or dividing perennials.
Why Divide Perennials?
There are several reasons for splitting or dividing perennials. Some perennial plants become woody in the center and lose vigor over time causing them to bloom less. Division of these plants encourages vigorous new growth and better blooming.