INSTRUCTIONS FOR GROUND COVER PLANTS
following information is intended primarily for the growing of
Pachysandra. In general, however, all other plant material will succeed
under these same conditions.
to planting, loosen or pulverize the entire ground area. Enrich, if
needed, with decayed stable manure, decayed leaves, or with peat moss.
This last is usually carried in stock by local feed store or garden
from trees are close to the surface, such as under maples, lindens or
elms, cut these surface roots to three or four inches deep with a sharp
grub-hoe; then, add 3 to 4 inches of new topsoil as explained. In such
well prepared areas, the roots will spread quickly.
are suitable to the growing of Pachysandra and other Ground Cover
Plants, and require no more work than digging the earth a few inches
deep before planting is done. Your particular soil may not be poor, but
if there is doubt, it is well to follow the ground preparations as
watering after planting should be thorough.
Subsequent waterings the
first season are beneficial, and may be needed, especially in periods
with no rain. Do not allow plants to
wilt, the sign of insufficient moisture. It is very important to remove
weeds by hand the first and second years. Tool cultivation is apt to
destroy the many underground stolons which continue to grow and form
new stems during the Spring and Summer months.
FALLEN LEAVES TO GATHER AMONG THE PLANTS IN FALL but do not
let them accumulate heavily on top of plants going into winter. These
leaves decay in time and form a good moisture-retaining mulch -- the
secret for a successful growth of Pachysandra and all other ground
Many Plants per Square Foot ?
intend to plant 4" apart on center, you will need 9 plants per square
foot. If you plant 5" apart on center, you will need approximately 6
plants per square foot. If you plant 6" apart on center, you will need
4 plants per square foot. If you plant 8" on center, you will need
approximately 2.3 plants per square foot.
CAN PLANT ALL SUMMER TOO!
It is an
old time belief that one cannot plant during the hot summer months.
Summer planting can be even more advantageous than late Fall since the
ground is much warmer and more conducive to root growth. "Throughout
the Summer Planting" results can be most gratifying and no more water
is required than with early spring planting. We urge you to take
advantage of the long Spring and Summer season.
- Around foundation planting.
- Under evergreen trees.
- Around flower areas.
- Under shade trees.
- Around border shrubs.
- Edging drives and paths.
for the average size home grounds will serve as a guide in the use of
ground cover plants.
You will no
doubt find that Vinca Minor,
and Euonymus will
thrive just as well under these same conditions. It might be said that
of all the ground cover plants, the Pachysandra might prove to be the
most practical and longest lived of all.
use of the other types can and will add just that much more interest to
section of our propagating frames used for growing Pachysandra and
Vinca Minor. The burlap shading is used during very hot weather only,
so that the plants do not burn while rooting. No protection is provided
once they are heavily rooted - your assurance of absolutely dependable
and hardy plants that should grow and mature in any problem area on
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