Establishing large area of vinc minor

matt12345May 21, 2007

Hi there,

I have been getting conflicting advice on how to establish a large area of vinca minor. The garden center told me to put down mulch and then use a crow bar to did holes 2' apart to plant vinca minor. A landscaper said to plant the vinca minor and then put mulch right over it. Both methods seem like they would have problems. Is one right or are they both wrong? Confused..pls help!

Thanks,

Matt

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lyn_r(z6 OH)

Read the posts on the link below and it will answer your questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing Vinca

    Bookmark   May 25, 2007 at 12:55AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Depends on the mulch you will be using...I use pine fines....and they root well between the mulch bits.
Once it establishes it's there for good!...I have been ripping it out of one spot for years....wish I could give it to you.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 26, 2007 at 10:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
joseph53p(z7 MD)

I'm trying to do the same, and I was told by several nursery people that mulch was a bad idea, because it inhibits its spreading by surface runners. So I raked up the mulch (carefully), and put down a thin layer of compost, and I water regularly and use Miracle Gro liquid about once a week. So we'll see.

Any feedback on my method is welcome.

    Bookmark   May 29, 2007 at 12:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
at a loss on good ground cover...
I would like a ground cover to fill in the rest of...
bgaviator
Walnut Shell as ground cover alternative
does anyone have any experience of crushed walnut shells...
SCinCulverCity
Zone 10b: Dog Friendly Ground Cover
I am considering replacing our front lawn (in a gated,...
fraustachowski
Replacing groundcover
What (preferably flowering) groundcover would stay...
gcotterl
Pruning back Gro-Low Sumac
Newbie in over my head here! I have a big section of...
TrowelAndTonic
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™