How to Transplant Black Eyed Susans

Garden spade or shovel Pruning shears or scissors Watering can or hose Garden gloves A new planting site with well-draining soil Mulch (optional) Fertilizer (optional)

Select a new spot in your garden that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day and has well-draining soil. Black-Eyed Susans thrive in full sun, so choose a location that provides adequate light.

Dig a hole in the new location that is slightly larger than the root ball of the Black-Eyed Susan you intend to transplant. Ensure the hole is deep enough to accommodate the roots comfortably.

A day or two before transplanting, thoroughly water the Black-Eyed Susan. This helps to hydrate the plant and makes it easier to remove from the ground.

Carefully dig around the base of the Black-Eyed Susan, keeping a reasonable distance from the plant to avoid damaging its roots. Use a garden spade or shovel for this task.

Gently lift the plant out of the ground, taking care not to disturb the roots too much.

Fill the hole with wather. Place the plant in the prepared hole in the new location. Fill any spaces with soil, gently patting it down.

Cut the plant back to about 2-3 inches to help promote root growth.

Give the transplanted Black-Eyed Susan a thorough watering to help it settle into its new home. Be sure to keep the soil consistently moist for the first few weeks after transplanting to help the plant establish itself.

To retain moisture and suppress weeds, you can apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant. This also helps to regulate soil temperature.

If your soil lacks nutrients, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can harm the plant.