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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    May 15, 2011
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    You are definitely on the right track. Here is my suggestion: Leave the soil, if feasible. Lay wet newspaper six to ten layers thick throughout the area and around your plants. Make sure you overlap the edges by at least six inches to kill any weed seeds that may be present from trying to pop through. Add about six inches of compost or rich soil on top. Put your new plants in this and fill in around your current ones. Top it off with a layer of organic mulch.

    If you really feel the need to treat the soil, here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-long-does-weed-killer-last-in-the-soil.htm

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    Heather on
    May 26, 2011
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    They should grow there. They are resilient plant. If you cannot find them in garden centers, ask around. If you find someone who has one, they might be willing to share. They are easy to divide and will rapidly fill back in.

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    Nikki on
    June 12, 2011
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    It may have crown rot. Here is more information on this:
    https://www.extension.iastate.edu/publications/sul8.pdf

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    Nikki on
    June 20, 2011
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    Nikki on
    June 20, 2011
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    You can normally divide these plants anytime from spring through fall. However, it really depends on how hot it is in your area. As long as you can ensure that they'll get adequate water and give them some shade, you can probably go ahead and divide them now though.

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    Nikki on
    June 22, 2011
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    Susan75023 on
    July 19, 2011
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    I have a similar experience here in Dallas. Does the hole lead to a tunnel or is it just surface soil movement? If a tunnel, could be voles. If just a small area dug out, I am suspect of rabbits. I have one that is caught in the back yard and althought he is small, he is growing. He prefers certain varieties - I guess they are the gourmet choice. Are the leaves being eaten? Or just broken off. Squirrels would probably not eat leaves but could be burying winter food and disturbing plants. Guess you could dig a little in the hole and see if anything is buried. I don't think I am helping much - am sympathetic, however.

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