Q. How do I rejuvenate a damaged bed of pachysandra?
If you cut back the plants in spring, they will quickly produce new growth and should be quite bushy by summer. If there are gaps in the planting, you can fill in with a few new plants (plugs are suitable) or by transplanting from an area with thicker growth. Keep the soil moist during this period. You can also check the pH of your soil – pachysandra prefer moist, fertile, slightly acidic soil.
The bed can be fertilized in spring and fall with a general purpose fertilizer. Also, apply a 2-inch layer of organic mulch (such as shredded bark) to the bed.
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- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service