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Q.Not Sure About Trimming Ground Cover

Zone 99352 | mburnet added on April 8, 2020 | Answered

Hello! I have a ground cover that I’m not sure what to do with. There are parts of the ground cover that have green growth and flowers but then there are parts of it where it looks dead. And the green growth is at the end of parts that look dead. Do I need to trim all the dead looking parts even though there is growth at the ends? Or just leave it be? I included some pictures. Thanks!

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Answered on April 10, 2020

I would, first, recommend fertilizing with an all purpose at half strength. If it does not respond to the treatment within 2 weeks or so, then you may consider cutting it back. Only trim a small amount to see how the plant will handle it, first.

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