Planting Ground Covers? 5 Planning Steps To Success
Ground covers are a beautiful and strategic part of many landscapes. But before you plant any ground cover, take the time to ensure its health and appearance by doing these pre-planning steps. 1. Prepare the Soil. Ground cover plants are well-known for their hardiness, but they still benefit from having a good soil base in which to start. Before planting yours, turn over the soil where they will live and add some compost — usually at about a rate of one part to three parts soil — to encourage rooting.