Gather your supplies
• Overgrown perennial (here, Stachys byzantina)
• Shovel or garden fork
• Sharp knife (optional)
Step 1 Lift plants by loosening surrounding soil, taking care not to damage root ball. Shake off excess soil and remove dead leaves and stems.
Step 2 Gently tease root ball and pull away individual plantlets. If necessary, use a sharp knife to break up root ball or clump.
Step 3 Replant divisions along garden beds, in pots or desired location. Water well.