What do I do with my hostas that I planted last year, what do I need to do now that is nice out?

Question by Mbarbie: What do I do with my hostas that I planted last year, what do I need to do now that is nice out?
Do I need to cut off the old leaves that are dead on my hotas from last year? Or do I leave them alone and wait for new ones to grow, I pushed away some of the mulch around them and I dont see anything new coing up yet.

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Answer by noodles
We usually cut the leaves off in the fall so I would go ahead and cut them off if I were you. I haven’t noticed any of mine coming up yet. It may be another couple of weeks or so.

What do you think?

2 Responses to “What do I do with my hostas that I planted last year, what do I need to do now that is nice out?”

  1. Sheila S says:

    Every fall when I am mowing my yard for the last time until Spring I go ahead and mow down my hosta..they always come back hardy and mutiliplied. Hosta is a root plant,so cutting off the tops will not hurt them for the next season.

  2. edsac75 says:

    Hostas keep storing energy through the leaves until they are yellow and mushy, then you have to cut them back to the ground (never pulling up) and mulch. This is supoused to be done by the end of the winter.
    Depending on your hardiness zone, hostas can show new season’s growth as early as the begining of March or as late as the end of April. Fertilize with nitrogen rich fertilizer.

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