The Q&A Archives: How To Plant Groundcover Plants

Question: My question is on how to plant different types of ground cover. I've found how to take care of them but no information on how to plant them, ie; how deep, how far apart, when. Help!

Answer: Well, it really depends on what type you are trying to grow, different types have different requirements. Spacing is especially variety dependent because different types of groundcover grow at different rates. For effective coverage, you may only need to plant some varieties every 12" or so, with others every 6". Obviously, the closer you space them, the quicker coverage you get. Groundcover plants are usually sold in small pots. Plant them at the same depth they were growing in the nursery pot. If you have bare root plants, plant so the roots are all buried and the foliage portion of the plant is above ground. Sometimes with bare root plants, there won't be much foliage, but, it is usually easy to discern the point at which underground level meets above ground. Look for a color change at that point. If you have questions about a particular ground cover please do not hesitate to revisit the website and post another question and we will try to give you specifics.

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