GardeningHow to Treat and Prevent Common Problems with Hostas

How to Treat and Prevent Common Problems with Hostas

Hostas may turn a shady and dull part of your yard to a low maintenance and elegant landscape, which looks attractive from spring time to fall. When compared to majority of perennials, hostas are basically grown for their colorful foliage instead of their flowers.

There are lots of varieties you can choose from, each of these display the unique leaf color, shape, and size. Many hostas flower during summer time. If flowers have faded, cutting off spent stalks would keep the plants looking fresh. After first hard frost, hostas turn to mush quickly. In early spring, it must be raked away to make rooms for new growth.

Hostas respond well to early spring application of purpose fertilizers. Distribute fertilizers around the plant’s base, following package directions. If plants are well-established, there is no need to fertilize. Hostas grow well for years without being divided. You can also divide hostas during early spring before leaves unfurl.

If you want to plant hostas for some reasons, you should be aware of the common problems that you might encounter with these plants. Gardening Know How has listed some of the common problems you should know about hostas.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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