Tips to Consider When Adding Groundcovers to Your Landscape

Determining the Number of Plants Needed

This chart may be used to determine how many plants you will need based on the square footage of your area.

Square feet of planting area
Spacing (in inches)
6 in. 8 in. 9 in. 12 in. 18 in
100
400 225 178 100 45
200
800 450 356 200 90
300
1,200 675 535 300 135
400
1,600 900 712 400 180
500
2,000 1,125 890 500 225
600
2,400 1,350 1,068 600 270
700
2,800 1,575 1,246 700 315
800
3,200 1,800 1,425 800 360
900
3,600 2,025 1,602 900 405
1,000
4,000 2,250 1,780 1,000 450
About Groundcovers - From The Ground Up - University of Illinois Extension
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