Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Why use ground cover plants
Ground cover plants are a group of plants with creeping and spreading characteristics. They are generally plants or shrubs requiring little maintenance. Ground cover plants can help fill blank spaces in your garden. They can bring different types of leaves and colors into your landscape to give it variation and differentiation.
These plants are an alternative to putting in grass and a good option for areas difficult to mow. Ground cover plants can help with moisture retention, preventing erosion, and preventing weed growth. They can provide areas of transition between your garden, home, and other structures to give a pleasing view to all.
Many ground cover plants are perennials. Once they are planted and fill in they do not need any new plantings. A few common ground cover plants are Lily of the Valley, Creeping Juniper, and, Epimedium. It is important to use plants that match up to your area’s USDA Hardiness Zone. It is important not to inadvertently plant ground cover that is considered an invasive plant for your zone. It is recommended to consult with local environmental authorities when selecting plants.
Ground cover plants fall into a few general categories
Carpet forming are plants that will fill in an area. Clump-forming plants are ones that spread more slowly and tend to remain in the area they are planted in. Evergreens are usually green year-round while Deciduous plants will die back when the weather gets colder. Ground cover plants are either low growing or tall-growing, which indicates how high the plant will grow. Low growing is under 12 inches and tall-growing are 12 inches and taller.
There are several different places one can plant ground cover beyond a garden. A ground cover plant can look great under trees, along paths, abutting patios, and along hillsides. It’s more about where your imagination can take you when making your home look it’s best.