Oftentimes, a garden will become dense with plants that have grown into clumps and do not spread the way they used to. This is because many plants will not propagate great distances on their own. One way to thin out areas of the garden as well as spread plants further than they would naturally is through dividing and transplanting them. When dividing and transplanting daylilies, there are some basic steps to follow.
First of all, the plant should be very dense and not thriving any more. When this is the case, dig up the plant ensuring that as little root damage is done as possible. When the plant has been removed from the ground, any excess soil should be gently removed. Next, using a sharp knife, the plants should be cut into equal sizes, ensuring that each plant has a sufficient root system.
The next step is actually transplanting daylilies. When transplanting daylilies, it is important to make sure that the new location will provide for good growing conditions.The plants require a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight per day, although they will prefer full sunlight. When transplanting daylilies, dig a hole large enough for the entire root structure and then some. The plant should be given ample room to have its roots spread out.The roots should be spread out into the hole and dirt should be applied in small amounts and pressed down firmly, to avoid any air pockets. If, after transplanting daylilies, any air pockets remain in the soil, the plants will have trouble surviving. After the transplanting daylilies step, water should be applied so that it reaches at least eight to ten inches under the surface of the soil.