The Q&A Archives: Ground Cover Under Blueberries

Question: i was thinking of growing a ground cover around my blueberries to cut down on the weeds. i was thinking of growing white clover, since the seeds wouldn't disturb the roots and it could handle the foot traffic. do you have any other suggestions?

Answer: Blueberries are shallow rooted plants and require an evenly moist (yet well drained) soil. The clover might act as a strong competitor for moisture. For this reason I would suggest using a layer of organic mulch such as compost mixed with pine needles or bark around the shrubs rather than a growing plant.

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