Planting Instructions

Planting Instructions

Good site preparation is essential to success in planting a ground cover bed. It has been said that
if you spend $5.00 for a plant you should spend $50.00 for the hole.

We recommend the following steps in planting your ground cover.
  1. Remove all existing grass, weeds, and other vegetation.

  2. Work the soil to a depth of 6 to 8 inches, incorporating in additional organic matter (peat moss, compost, etc.) if needed.

  3. If you are using mulch, apply 1" to 2" before planting.

  4. Using a trowel, open a planting hole, place the plant in the hole and firm soil around to the level of the crown of the plant. Then fill mulch around the plant.

  5. Water the plants in when you are finished planting the bed.

Useful tips:

* Your groundcover will need to be watered periodically until it becomes established.
* Fertilization at monthly intervals during the growing season will help your groundcover become established     much more quickly.
* Herbicides may be used to help control weeds until the groundcover begins to suppress the weeds.
* We suggest that you contact your local extension agent for recommendations as to what herbicide to use.
* Planting your groundcover in staggered rows will result in a quicker cover.