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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What To Know Before You Buy Pachysandra

1. What to know before buying pachysandra plants?  

Before you do any planting add some organic compose to the soil and give it adequate time to break down or work itself into the earth. Since the Pachysandra loves to keep cool, find a nice shady spot in the yard, preferably under a tree.

2. Benefits of pachysandra plants?  

Pachysandra plants are perennial grounds cover that can be used alone or to provide a lush green base for ornamental flowering plants.

3. All about Pachysandra plantings?  

Spring is a prime time for creating some of the most fabulous art there is—living plant appeal.

4. All you need to know about pachysandra?  

All you need to know about pachysandra shrubbery is that the coverage is great. This plant can make even the worst gardener look like a Guru.

5. Why use pachysandra as a ground cover?  

The evergreen sub-shrubs or herbs of the boxwood family called pachysandra—particularly Japanese spurge and Allegheny pachysandra—are popular choices for landscaping and gardening around the United States.

6. How to buy the best pachysandra plants?  

Pachysandra plants are beautiful green plants that make excellent groundcover. The best way to buy pachysandra plants is not in flats, because it's hard to separate them from the flat when it's time to plant the Pachysandra. Sammy's Pachysandra sells them as two year stock with decent roots.

7. All about Pachysandra plants?  

Gardeners desiring a ground cover that is not only beautiful, but also grows well in those tricky shady areas will love Pachysandra plants.

8. How My Pachysandra Is Shipped  

Pachysandra is shipped in bundles of 50 in moist peat moss and wax paper, and can stay that way for a good 10 days.

How To Use Pachysandra In Your Yard

1. Pachysandra as a natural habitat?  

All the different varieties of pachysandra are earth-friendly landscape choices. They cover the ground, helping to retain moisture in the garden - so you'll need to water less. And more plants mean more oxygen production, another environmental plus.

2. Save time and work?  

Ground covers like pachysandra are effective ways to keep weeds out of your garden. When these ground-hugging plants spread out, there's less space for weeds to gain a root hold. Using pachysandra also means you don't have to mulch as much because ground covers, form their own "green" mulch.

3. Using evergreen ground cover plants in your landscaping design?  

When you plant a perennial ground cover, such as pachysandra, you do it once then reap the benefits for years. If you have a huge area to cover, selecting a fast-growing ground cover like pachysandra will fill in the blanks quickly.

4. Add texture?  

Use flowering perennial ground covers to add a little something extra to your space. Pachysandra is particularly appropriate to plant when you are looking to add texture to your yard.

5. Solve soil erosion problems?  

If you have a sloped yard, you also may have an erosion problem. Exposed soil is unstable, and a hard rain can quickly create ruts that carry off precious topsoil. Planting earth-grabbing groundcovers, like pachysandra, holds soil in place, even on an incline.

6. Shade growing evergreen that grows where grass can't?  

Pachysandra is the happy response to the common complaint: "Why can't I grow grass here?" Lawns can't grow everywhere, and turf grass often has trouble taking hold in shady spots, or under trees with shallow root systems. Planting a variety of pachysandra can transform a sparse lawn into a lush landscape particularly in shaded locations.

7. Change the mood?  

This is also a great time to remove any or all weeds or vines that may be there. Remember that the closer plants are planted to each other, the faster the area will fill in.

8. Is Pachysandra deer resistant?  

Deer do not eat Pachysandra leaves, but in the fall, deer with eat the white Pachysandra berries that grow in October. This is evident to me beacuse of the different patches I see around the neigborhood where people would never have planted.

9. Pachysandra and your pet?  

Home gardeners like planting lush ground covers; it is attractive all year, and can prevent soil erosion. I have tried chewing on pachysandra leaves and stems just to see what it taste like, with no side effects. Deer do not like it at all and I have never any other animal eat it either. I did find some mice make a nest in some 2 year plants that were under some wooden shades.

10. Is pachysandra too invasive for garden use?  

Pachysandra is a plant that's known for being able to grow in the shade. It's also evergreen, so it looks good all year. Unfortunately, it's also known for being very invasive (in some circles). If you want to talk "invasive", why don't you talk about Bittersweet Vine and Japanese Not Vine.

Different Types of Pachysandra Plants

1. All about Crinkle Green Pachysandra  

Pachysandra crinkle green sheen makes the perfect ground cover for shady areas. It is part of the Japanese spurges family. Don't give up on that barren part of your lawn in the shade.

2. All about Green Carpet Pachysandra  

If you are looking for a beautiful ground covering Pachysandra is the plant for you. Millions homeowners and businesses alike have experienced the joys of having a green carpet Pachysandra.

3. All about Pachysandra Terminalis  

Pachysandra terminalis, more commonly known as Spurge, is an evergreen gift originally from Japan and other Asian countries. It grows close to the ground, never more than twelve inches in height, and provides a beautiful, slow growing ground cover for large open areas of landscaping.

How to Best Care for Pachysandra

1. Transplant pachysandra  

Pachysandra is a hardy and resistant plant, and if done right, transplanting it is an easy job.

2. Organically fertilizing pachysandra in your garden  

Low-growing, perennial ground covers like pachysandra can transform your landscape - and the way you garden - in amazing ways!

3. Pachysandra diseases and cures  

Pachysandra is sometimes attacked by insects or disease. Here are a few tips as to what to look out for. If if you have a fungus on the plants, they can be sprayed at any time of year. I treat my Pachysandra with malathion before they go in the ground and before they are shipped. This is to get rid of scale and other evils.

4. How to best plant Pachysandra under a Maple tree with protruding roots  

What I like to do is cover the roots in two to three inches of topsoil. Then I like to use my hand to make rows for the plants to be put in. The closer you plant them, the faster they will fill in.

5. Best places to grow pachysandra plants  

When you're looking to upgrade the landscaping in your yard, one of your plant staples should be pachysandra plants. Pachysandra plants, also known as Japanese Spurge is a dark green plant that grows best in shady areas.

6. When is the best time to plant pachysandra  

Do you have a shady garden and want something different for ground cover? Plant pachysandra plants instead of jasmine or English ivy.

7. How to grow pachysandra ground cover  

The ground cover pachysandra is native to Japan. It is an evergreen that spreads by rhizomes and forms a dense and compact form over the ground. Typically, it will get six to 10 inches tall.

8. Pachysandra plants and sun  

For the homeowner who wants to maintain a well groomed lawn, the idea of that lawn having bare spots in certain areas can be quite the annoyance. It takes a lot of effort on the part of the homeowner to keep a lawn well maintained.

9. Planting hardy pachysandra plants  

When planting pachysandra plants, you need to consider both the environment and the care that they will need to thrive. Though once they are established they can be quite hardy, it takes effort initially to make sure they survive and grow.

10. Caring for pachysandra plants  

Pachysandra plants are a low-growing evergreen plant that thrives in shady areas. While they are generally fairly easy to take care of, there are several steps that you need to take while caring for Pachysandra plants in order to insure optimal growth and health of the plant.

11. How to grow ground cover plants like pachysandra  

To grow ground cover plants is a beautiful way to add interest and color into an otherwise dull and unused area of your lawn, or garden. Ground cover plants, such as the Pachysandra will quickly grow to fill in the desired area of your lawn or garden, and create a low maintenance focal point.

12. Best way to grow a thick bed of pachysandra  

Pachysandra is a great evergreen ground cover. It is very easy to grow Pachysandra in the right conditions. Once planted, pachysandra requires little to no maintenance.

13. Things to know when planting pachysandra  

If you are interested in gardening and would like to use Pachysandra plants, don't go to any of the big name stores because they tend to give you less than you pay for. Instead, buy your plants at Sammy's Pachysandra - you can't beat the low price and high-quality combination that Sammy's Pachysandra provides and our plants are environmentally safe.