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Whatcom County Groundcovers


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Planting

Plant at the same depth as the container your groundcovers came in. Planting too deep will encourage rot, and planting too shallow will decrease water and nutrient absorption. Make sure you plant at the recommended spacing because this will shorten the time it takes for the area to fill in. Also, spacing plants too far apart invites weeds. It's a good idea to use an offset grid pattern, working backwards as you go, to avoid trampling new plants. When finished, water the plants well. Consider mulching, which helps hold in moisture and discourages weed growth.

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