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Planting and Maintenance Procedures

Your success depends on starting with quality plants from us. Plant index, 
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Always
  contact us with any questions concerning the health &/or culture of your plants.
"Plant problems from plants were not purchased form us, please contact the company you purchased from"
On rare occasions when problems occur,
Contact Us upon receipt of your shipment.
Do not contact our "Trusted Growers", they have no knowledge of your account, we will assist you should any adjustments be necessary.
 

  Unpacking Notes

 
For flats surrounded by nets
 
cut nets away from top,
  do not cut netting from the end pull out plants
  doing so may tear off foliage and or buds.
 


Upon Arrival

Open cartons immediately and apply water if dry.  Before planting, soak roots/plants in a with water with a limited (small amount, a pinch in a 3-5 gallon bucket) of soluble fertilizer added. This practice pays off in getting the plants established more rapidly. If you are unable to transplant the roots immediately, store plants in a cool or shaded area. Checking soil moisture at least once a day. Complete all transplanting as soon as possible.

Watering
When watering your planted perennial/groundcovers avoid constant saturation of the soil. Allow the soil to dry slightly is a good general rule. Water to the depth of the root zone, check this by pushing a stick or pencil into the soil next to the plant, sufficient water is applied when it goes in easily.

Ground preparation -

Till the top 12" (varies depending on both which plant and soil type) of the area where plants are to be grown. The best way to improve soil is to add organic matter such as peat, leaf/grass compost or composted manure at a rate of 25% by volume into the planting area.

Fertilizing -

Plant Zones 7-10
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.

Plant Zones 5-3?
Follow above recommendations, however remember this general rule;  No fertilization after July 4th   ...continued applications of fertilizer after July 4th. may stimulate new growth too late into the fall, resulting in winter kill.

Weed control -
Remove existing vegetation. Should you use  a pre and/or post-emergent weed control 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. Remember chemical weed products are poisons.  Even with the most safest applications, possible damage to both your health and the environment may be possible.  Applying  mulch will greatly assist weed prevention and control and increase moisture retention.
Avoid having mulch touching the center stem of the plant.

Hardiness Zone Map

Zone Map
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Please note -

  • hardiness zones indicate cold hardiness and are less than exact.
  • recommendations for sun and shade planting are included to help you choose plants for your specific location.. Heat, rainfall and other climactic changes can affect young plants.

Planting Guidelines and Conversion Tables:

If you don't see your coverage area on the chart, use the following formula to calculate how many plants you will need:
 

Coverage Area in Square Feet On Center Spacing of Plants
4" 6" 8" 10" 12" 15" 18" 24"
25 225 100 57 36 25 16 11 6
50 450 200 114 72 50 32 22 12
75 675 300 171 108 75 48 33 18
100 900 400 228 144 100 64 44 24
150 1,350 600 342 216 150 96 66 36
200 1,800 800 456 288 200 128 88 48
250 2,250 1,000 570 360 250 160 110 60
300 2,700 1,200 684 432 300 192 132 72
350 3,150 1,400 798 504 350 224 154 84
400 3,600 1,600 912 576 400 256 176 96
500 4,500 2,000 1,140 720 500 320 220 120
1,000 9,000 4,000 2,280 1,440 1,000 640 440 240
1,500 13,500 6,000 3,420 2,160 1,500 960 660 360
2,000 18,000 8,000 4,560 2,880 2,000 1,280 880 480
2,500 22,500 10,000 5,700 3,600 2,500 1,600 1,100 600
3,000 27,000 12,000 6,840 4,320 3,000 1,920 1,320 720
3,500 31,500 14,000 7,980 5,040 3,500 2,240 1,540 840
4,000 36,000 16,000 9,120 5,760 4,000 2,560 1,760 1,080
4,500 40,500 18,000 10,260 6,480 4,500 2,880 1,980 1,080
5,000 45,000 20,000 11,400 7,200 5,000 3,200 2,200 1,200
7,500 67,500 30,000 17,100 10,800 7,500 4,800 3,300 1,800
10,000 90,000 40,000 22,800 14,400 10,000 6,400 4,400 2,400
Spacing Multiplier 9 4 2.28 1.44 1 0.64 0.44 0.25
     (Area in sq. feet) x (Spacing Multiplier) = Number of plants needed
Finding Unknown Spacing Multiplier

On occasion, you may need a spacing multiplier that is not on our chart. Use the following formula to figure the multiplier for your situation:

Multiplier = 144  where X = the spacing distance in inches you need
              X2

Example: If you need a spacing of 13.5 inches, your multiplier would be:

 144   =    144   =  multiplier of 0.79
13.52     182.25
An additional spacing table including round spacing

Formulas for figuring square feet
Squares and rectangles - Length x width
Circle - 3.14 x radius squared

Equivalents and Conversion Tables
1 sq.ft. = 144 sq. inches
1 sq. yard = 9 sq. ft.
1 sq. ft. = .11 sq. yd.
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 sq. ft.

1 cu. yd. will fill

  • 190 1 gal. cans
  • 1225 4" pots
  • 3000 2   1/4" pots

Soil Conditioners
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 , COMNUR.COM recommends that you , use closer plant spacing reducing the need for mulch.
Diversity  of plants and good design
can increase both your enjoyment as well as the value of your home or business.

The following guidelines are recommended to make your landscape more water efficient:

  1. Proper design and planting
  2. Practical turf areas
  3. Efficient irrigation
  4. Soil improvements
  5. Mulching
  6. Maintenance to reduce water needs
  7. Appropriate plant selection.

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