Step 1: DIG HOLES FOR NEW PLANTINGS
Dig holes for your transplants first to minimize the time between removal and planting. For bulbs and other smaller plants, a drain spade is ideal for digging deep, narrow holes. Dig a hole several inches deeper than the roots of your plant and about two inches wider all around. Space holes to accommodate the size of the plants at maturity to give them room to grow and multiply.
Step 2: ADD SOIL AMENDMENTS
Step 3: REMOVE EXISTING PLANTS
Use a drain spade to dig deeply around the plants you want to move, allowing about two inches of space around the plant. The drain spade is ideal for transplanting in tight spaces because its narrow head lets you dig in deep with minimal disruption to neighboring plants. Gently work the plant loose from the soil and lift it from the hole.