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1) determine AREA to be planted. circle = pr2. triangle = base X height ... Sedum spurium. 18-20' Cerastium tomentosum. 8-10' Arabis. 12-18' Antennaria spp. 10-12' ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Ground Covers


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Ground Covers
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Why use ground covers?
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A turfless lawn?

Time
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Ground Cover, Coverage
  • how far does each plant spread?
  • how quickly does it spread?

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1) determine AREA to be planted
  • circle pr2
  • triangle ½ base X height
  • rectangle base X height

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1) determine AREA to be planted
r 25 ft
circle pr2
AREA (3.1415926) x (5ft)(5ft)
AREA 79 ft2
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2) determine spacing
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3) calculate number of plants
  • convert inches to feet
  • 8 in x 1 ft 0.667 ft
  • 12 in 1 plant
  • calculate area one plant covers (assume a square)
  • 0.667ft x 0.667ft 0.445ft2
  • 1 plant
  • convert bed area to plants
  • 79 ft2 x 1plant 178 plants
  • 0.445ft2
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