Be attentive to your site. Watering is crucial for new plants. Also, watch
for signs of poor health and call upon a Master Gardener if you need help.
Quickly pull out any weeds that pop up, especially before they go to seed.
Colorful annual flowers can be planted to fill in the gaps that first
season. Once the plants are established, maintenance needs will decrease.
And remember, the degree of maintenance will depend on attention to good
plant selection, site preparation, and careful installation. Established
groundcovers, like other plants, may need occasional watering, fertilizing,
weeding, pruning, pest control, and in some cases, mowing. But compared
to maintaining turf, the work level is quite low. And the enjoyment level
is quite high.
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