Step1 Prep Work
Water the horseweed plant in its current location a few hours before transplanting to reduce stress and make it easier to remove.
Step2 Dig a Hole
Use a shovel or spade to dig a hole at the transplant site, making it slightly deeper and wider than the horseweed plant's root ball.
Step3 Prepare the Plant
Trim any damaged or dead roots or foliage from the plant using pruners or scissors, ensuring a healthy start in its new location.
Step4 Place the Plant
Place the horseweed plant carefully in the hole, with the top of the root ball sitting just slightly below ground level to facilitate rooting.
Fill the hole with soil, gently packing it around the root ball to remove any large air pockets.
Water the horseweed plant thoroughly to help settle the soil and establish contact between the roots and surrounding soil.
Apply a 2-3 inches layer of mulch around the base of the horseweed plant to help conserve moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.
Step8 Support (Optional)
For taller horseweed plants, if they are top-heavy or leaning, install stakes and use garden twine to provide support.