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Old 08-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #1
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I had a house built in the mountains of WV. Before building, the lot had mostly ferns as ground cover. The builder cut down some trees to make room for the house and mulched the cut trees and spread the mulch around the property. So now the front yard is mostly mulch and the back is about half mulch. I still have a ton of ferns in the back and would like to get them to fill in the rest of the yard. Does anyone have any ideas on the best way to do this or speed the process. There is a grassy plant that is trying to take over the bare spots and I don't want that.

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Ferns like shade and moist soil. If you have those conditions where you want to plant the ferns, you're good. To speed the process, plant quickly.
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:21 AM   #3
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Ron has the answer---ferns need shade, if the yard has to much sun now that the trees have been cleared--you will not be successful--

Ferns transplant well--dig up some and move them into the shady areas.
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