Groundcover plants are a spectacular alternative to lawn grass, great for stopping and preventing soil erosion and suitable for being planted even in areas where grass does not thrive. Groundcover plants are also great because they are very hardy and require very little maintenance, all you will need to take care of is some watering and fertilization.
The type of fertilizer that your groundcover plants need depends on the plant variety and the composition of the soil. The best way to figure it all out right from the start is by getting a sample of your soil analyzed in a lab – the analysis will tell you exactly whether your soil is acidic or alkaline, then you can adjust its composition to match the needs of your groundcover plants. Generally, lawn fertilizer is not suitable for nourishing your groundcover – the organic liquid fertilizer used for trees and shrubs are more suitable. One type of fertilizer that you cannot go wrong with is organic fertilizer, especially manure and compost made from organic household waste. Both types of natural fertilizers are available from many suppliers and you can also make your own compost by collecting fruit and vegetable peels and other types of organic waste into a bin, then wait for the matter to ferment and to turn into a great, rich, naturally nourishing substance for your plants.