Transplanting Ground Cover

Transplanting Ground Cover

Transplanting ground cover from a place to another one could be an easy job. However, you still need to do some work prior to the real job. You need to know the character of the plants such as if they like partial shade or full sunlight. You need to choose the correct area for them based on their preference. Also, you need to do some test for the acidity of the soil prior to transplanting. Most ground cover plants have shallow roots which enable them to spread rapidly across the yard.

The first thing you need to do is to remove all weeds beforehand for the planting area. Then you should turn over the soil thoroughly to improve the aeration conditions. If you have other types of ground cover plants, you need to pay attention to the distance to your new plants. Make sure that they will not interfere with each other during their growth. You need to dig a hole on your desired ground which should be deep enough to hold the roots. When burying the roots into the hole, you can blend some peat moss inside to improve the aeration and the structure of the oil. The drainage conditions can be improved as well because the peat moss can break the compact clay soil blocks easily to let more water filtrate. The top soil should be loose enough for better drainage as well.

On the top of the soil, you can put a layer of mulch to preserve the moisture. The area of the mulch should be extended a little bit to ensure that the roots are well covered. During the first couple of weeks, you should make sure that the water is applied adequately to help it establish its root system. Regarding the fertilizer, you can apply some nitrogen rich fertilizer every month to provide some extra nutrients for their growth.

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