Helpful Gardening Tips
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Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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Smooth cordgrass is a plant species that can provide coastal wetland protection and erosion resistance
This plant species is commonly used for erosion control and coastal areas, including dikes, marinas, and harbors. It is also used as a soil stabilizer for sandy soil. When combined with other shoreline vegetation, smooth cordgrass can provide a barrier that traps and eliminates energy. The effects of elevated salinity levels on plants are cumulative. They can manifest in decreased vigor, stubby stems, and loose leaves.
Site selection is also vital to ensure that the plant is placed in an inter-tidal zone. That ensures that the cordgrass is sensitive to reduced soil sulfides. Ideally, water depths of 1 to 18 inches are ideal for establishing plants. However, they tend to slow down and are prone to washout. This plant is adapted to sandy clays, silty clays, and fine sand. Soils with high organic matter levels can be challenging to establish roots.
Some further considerations are as follows;
Ideally, smooth cordgrass should be planted between April and September. In areas with poor water circulation, especially interior marshes, do not plant new plants between July and August. That will prevent them from getting affected by high temperatures. You can do late fall plant introductions in October and November in areas that you can safely protect from winter storms.
Although smooth cordgrass is an intertidal plant species, you must plant it within the intertidal zone. This plant can be used for erosion control in areas with the soil-water interface. Smooth cordgrass is an excellent soil stabilizer for areas with loose and unconsolidated soils.
Smooth cordgrass is usually planted as a row parallel to the shoreline
Plant into the soil and attach a hook to the root ball. It is essential to ensure that the anchor is long enough to prevent the plant from washing out. When planting bare-root plugs, the holes should only be 3 inches wide to cover the roots. A dibble bar works well for punching a hole that size. To evenly distribute the roots, cup them in hand and push them down into the mud.