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Now’s the time to divide your perennials. GENERALLY speaking, perennials can be divided every 3 years. Hostas are one of these plants! The plants below were too large for division. Divide when the plants are peaking up about 4 inches or so.
I divided these hosta multiple times when I lived there and moved some out to wooded gardens. A garden fork is your best friend for digging up plants. You do minimal root damage by using a fork.
If any of your plants have mushy parts, release them to the Great Beyond. They’re not going to produce as you would want them to and may infect other plants. You want to make sure that you have plenty of roots and growing points (3 to 5) for each plant.