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Take care your Hosta

Hostas require very little care. They are probably one of the lowest maintenance in your garden just remember that Hosta need a lot of water so it good to do not plant them in full hot sun.
Even hosta is easy to plant and growth but many great gardener also recommend to treat your Hosta tree time a year 1st in early spring with a good top dressing of well rotted manure or compost plus bone meal. 2nd in late spring with a good dressing of fish emulsion. 3rd in mid summer with compost fertilizer.
Cutting off the scape back after the Hosta had bloomed ,Otherwise nourishment is waste producing seed pods (some hosta can plant by seed)

Hostas don’t stay green all winter so when the foiage is die back in beginning of fall, trim the plant back to ground. Otherwise they’ll look dried out.

Soil Preparation for Hosta

Hosta could thrive in most soil but they do well in damp soil but well drain that slightly acidic.If you have a choice of where you plant you should be amended your soil with compost fertilizer to a depth of 10-18 inches or the dept about the Hosta root. Place the Hosta in the hole so that the plant crown is level with the ground. Place some good soil around the roots and water thoroughly. Allowing space for them to grow. Left them free growing. After they are planted make sure they get enough water during growing,your hostas will require very little care after that.

Place to plant Hosta

Hosta do well in shade but do not mean they need full shade some sun is still require.Pick up the place that avoid to hot afternoon sun.
Morning sun seems most conducive to growth without having the strength to burn the leaves.
One problem when you planting hostas to group the young plants too closely together. Within 5 years they will have reached a mature size and will probably be crowding each other. Except for some hosta borders, so very important to make enough room for each clump to be grow and shown to their full beauty.


If you feel your Hosta is necessary to apply fertilizer, we recommend an annual application of 10-10-10 before they start to break ground during early spring. For those who tend toward organic gardening, there are several products that have worked well for Hosta gardeners. Some use Milorganite, some choose animal manure. or organic fertilizer with 8% nitrogen is soybean meal. Hosta favorite fertilizer is water, water, and more water.


The benefit to mulch is not only to prevent weed but it also keep the moisture and cool in the soil,the Hosta itself prevents the further development of weed with their entangled severely root.Some mulch such as cocoa mulch tend to diminish slug problem also. Start to Cover the ground under the leaf mound in a ring of mulch as far as the leave will spread when they fully grow free fell to cover ground just only care full for the thickness if so much the plant will be risk for many disease.

Watering your Hosta

Hostas love plenty of water. In their native land hostas receive over 60 inches of rainfall annually. Due to their leaf size, hostas have a very high transpiration rate so soil conditions should allow for optimum water retention.
but In most of the United States this is well above normal rainfall levels. Therefore, it is essential to supplement nature to ensure that the plant receives a minimum of 1 inch per week during the growing season Some people never water, just let them survive with rain water.Hostas can tolerate periods of dryness but hostas that are never lacking of water will grow bigger, faster and will hold up and look nice till long season.

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