Divide many of your perennials later this month as they start to emerge from the soil. Most perennials do best when divided every three years or so, but some vigorous growers could use splitting every two or three years.
Replant the divisions to fill in holes in your garden or use them to trade for other plants with gardening friends.
Here's a hint: It's best to wait and divide many spring-blooming favorites such as bleeding heart and barrenwort after they've finished blooming.
And you'll want to hold off dividing your peonies until fall.
Continued on page 4: Early Spring Lawn Care