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
roots 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
soils 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. 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
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
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.
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
- 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. Pachysandra
is the most effective, but all the
other types listed in this Website
will do well on the average home
no doubt find that Vinca Minor, Baltic Ivy 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
minimum use of the other types can
and will add just that much more
interest to your planting.
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
and hardy plants that
should grow and mature
in any problem area on
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