Ground Cover (commercial) (Code #884)

(Ajuga, Ivy, Junipers, Liriope, Vinca)

Soil Test Rating
All Soils
Potassium

Low K

0-150 lbs/A

Medium K

151-250 lbs/A

High K

251-450 lbs/A

Very High K

450+ lbs/A

PhosphorusSee Comments

Low P

0-50 lbs/A

171171172172

Medium P

51-100 lbs/A

171171172172

High P

101-200 lbs/A

173173174174

Very High P

200+ lbs/A

173173174174

Recommendations:

Recommended pH:5.5 to 6.0. If the pH is less than 5.5, see Lime Table C and the soil depth adjustment table that immediately follows the lime tables.
Magnesium:

If soil test Mg level is low and lime is recommended, use dolomitic limestone.

Coastal PlainLow: 0 - 60 lbs/acre Medium: 61 - 120 lbs/acre High: >120 lbs/acre
Piedmont Low: 0 - 120 lbs/acre Medium: 121 - 240 lbs/acre High: >240 lbs/acre

Comments:

Fifty pounds of limestone per 1000 square feet is equivalent to 5 pounds (6½ cups) per 100 square feet. (If lime recommendation is greater than 50 pounds per 1000 square feet, increase the per cup rate proportionately.)

171.

Apply 10-10-10 analysis fertilizer at a rate of 2 cups per 100 square feet. The fertilizer can be applied any time during the growing season. Preferred application time is March and July. Newly planted ground covers will benefit from light feedings (half the recommended rates above) monthly from March to August. Caution: Broadcast the fertilizer evenly over the ground cover bed when the foliage is dry, then brush and wash the fertilizer off the foliage.

172.

Apply 1 cup of 0-20-0, and 2/3 cup of 34-0-0 or 1/2 cup of 46-0-0 per 100 square feet. The fertilizer can be applied any time during the growing season. Preferred application time is March and July. Newly planted ground covers will benefit from light feedings (half the recommended rates above) monthly from March to August. Caution: Broadcast the fertilizer evenly over the ground cover bed when the foliage is dry, then brush and wash the fertilizer off the foliage.

173.

Per 100 square feet apply 1/2 pound (1 cup) of 15-0-15 or 3/4 pound (1½ cups) of 12-4-8. The fertilizer can be applied any time during the growing season. It would be preferred to apply in March and again in July. Newly planted ground covers will benefit from light feedings (half the recommended rates above) monthly from March to August. Caution: Broadcast the fertilizer evenly over the ground cover bed when the foliage is dry, then brush and wash the fertilizer off the foliage.

174.

Apply 2/3 cup of 34-0-0 or 1/2 cup of 46-0-0 per 100 square feet. The fertilizer can be applied any time during the growing season. It would be preferred to apply in March and again in July. Newly planted ground covers will benefit from light feedings (half the recommended rates above) monthly from March to August. Caution: Broadcast the fertilizer evenly over the ground cover bed when the foliage is dry, then brush and wash the fertilizer off the foliage.