Caring for Mums Year-Round
Your new mum may be planted in full sun or in a place where it gets half a day
of sun. Plant your mum at the same level in the ground as it is now planted in
the pot. Loosen any compacted roots and water it in well.
Remove any spent blooms to prolong blooming time. After the first hard frost,
cut your mums 3 to 4 inches from the ground. When the ground freezes, mulch
your mums with dry leaves, straw, or bark. In the spring and summer months,
keep your mums cut down to 4″ from the ground until mid-July to ensure proper
height and bloom time.
In mid-July and again in mid-August, fertilize the mums with Fertilome Rooting
and Blooming solution or Fertilome Premium Pansy Food.
Divide your mums every three years or so. Take your divisions from the outside
of your clump and discard the oldest, center portion of the plant.