I generally mow over ours, cutting them down to about 3 inches. That's about the extent of it. In the spring, if any leaves or other crud have blown onto the hostas, we carefully rake the stuff off the little shoots.What are the steps for winterizing hostas? Zone 5A, Montreal, Canada
Cutting the hostas (how much?) or leaving them as they are or taking the bulbs out of the ground
Thanks for the tip about the diatomaceous earth I haven't tried that out yet but I should since the slugs are ruining my hostas. Where do you get that? Do big hardware stores like Home Depot have that in stock providing they have a garden center or do you have to go to a nursery?Same here. Just cut them down and remove the debris from the area.
BTW, if you have a problem with slugs eating holes in the leaves of your Hosta's, spread some diatomaceous earth on the ground around the base of the plant. It cuts them as they're crawling across it and they die.