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Planting and Maintenance Procedures
How To Plant 3 x 5 Pints:
Using a spade or plug planter, dig a hole
approximately 2 1/2" - 3" deep.
Remove plant from the container.
Place plant in hole then pack the soil.
How to Plant Bare Roots:
Using a screw driver or spade, dig a small hole.
Remove root plant from the container.
Place root of plant into the hole DO NOT force
it...the root needs to be straight NOT curved.
Cover with soil then water.
Ground preparation -
Till the top 12" of the area where plants are to be
grown. The best way to improve soil is to add organic
matter such as peat, compost or manure at a rate of 25%
by volume into the planting area.
Incorporate a complete fertilizer like 10-10-10 into the
soil at the time of planting. For maximum growth, a high
nitrogen fertilizer like 16-4-8 should be applied every
4-6 weeks after planting, beginning in early spring
through late summer. In early fall and winter, apply
5-10-15 at recommended rate.
Weed control -
For best results, incorporate a pre-emergent weed
control into the planting area. Follow label
instructions for the brand you choose. Be sure to check
the label of the brand selected to assure applicability
to the specific groundcover to be treated. Applying a
heavy top mulch will greatly assist weed prevention and
control and increase moisture retention.
Other helpful sites
NCSU Groundcover Information Sheet
Selecting Landscape Plants: Ground Covers
Ground Cover Plants
Planting Ground Covers
Growing Ground Covers in the Garden
Contact your local
cooperative extension office for recommendations on
what to plant in your area.
Guidelines and Conversion Tables:
General Spacing Recommendations for most
|2 1/4" Pot
Formulas for figuring square feet
|Space Between Plants
||Plants per Sq. Ft.
||1 per 1.56 sq.ft.
||1 per 2.25 sq.ft.
||1 per 4 sq.ft.
Squares and rectangles - Length x width
Circle - 3.14 x radius squared
Hardiness Zone Map
Please note -
- hardiness zones indicate
cold hardiness and are less than
- recommendations for sun and
shade planting are included to
help you choose plants for your
specific location. In the south,
some plants listed as full sun
can be more difficult to
establish than in cooler
climates. Heat, rainfall and
other climactic changes can
affect young plants.
Equivalents and Conversion
1 sq.ft. = 144 sq. inches
1 sq. yard = 9 sq. ft.
1 sq. ft. = .11 sq. yds.
1 acre = 43,560 sq. ft.
1 acre = 4,840 sq. yds.
1 cu. yd = 27 cu.ft or 22 bu.
1 cu. ft. = 4/5 bu.
1 1/4 cu. ft. = 1 bu.
1 cu. yd. = 3 inch layer over 108
1 cu. yd. will fill....
- 190 1 gal. cans
- 1225 4" pots
- 3000 2 1/4" pots
PINE BARK - One 3 cu. ft. bag covers
35 sq. ft. to a depth of 1".
SOIL - One 3 cu. ft. bag covers 21
sq. ft. to a depth of 1".
PEAT MOSS - One 6 cu, ft. bale
covers 70 sq. ft. to a depth of 1".
For high quality landscape
management at lower costs and higher
profits, Classic Groundcovers
recommends that you "Think
Xeriscape." Xeriscaping simply means
saving water outdoors. That means
saving money and the environment.
The following guidelines are
recommended to make your landscape
more water efficient:
- Proper design and planting
- Practical turf areas
- Efficient irrigation
- Soil improvements
- Maintenance to reduce water
- Appropriate plant selection.
|CARE ON DELIVERY: Upon delivery,
immediately remove from boxes and water. Place outdoors or in a
greenhouse in ideal growing conditions for the species. Plant when
conditions are ideal. Plant bare root plants immediately. Plants in
trays may be planted later, but must receive daily care, i.e. water and