Ground cover for new orchard?
What would you recommend? Since all the 'sticks' are ~18' apart the orchard looks like a sea of mud. I feel like I should plant some kind of ground cover, but what?
I have some Pro Time 702, would that be good or do I want to stay away from grass? I'd rather minimize mowing chores, but I would like something (clover?) to build the soil. If I do nothing it'll be full of weeds shortly. Not good weeds either, lots of wild blackberries and multiflora rose.
Any suggestions would be most welcome!
Here is a link that might be useful: ProTime 702