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how many plants do I need

How many plants do I need to fill my space?

It can be hard to know how many plants to buy to ensure the space in your garden looks its best.

Below is a handy table to help you figure it all out. Once you know the size of the space you want to fill, the table helps you calculate how many plants you need depending on their mature size.

You can download a copy of the table here.

Groundcover spacing guide

 Total sq ft
4" plants
6" plants
8" plants
10" plants
12" plants
15" plants
18" plants
24" plants
36" plants
50 450 200 113 72 50 32 22 13 5
100 900 400 225 144 100 64 44 25 11
150 1,350 600 338 216 150 96 66 38 17
200 1,800 800 450 288 200 128 88 50 22
250 2.250 1,000 563 360 250 160 110 63 28
300 2,700 1,200 675 432 300 192 132 75 33
400 3,600 1,600 900 576 400 256 176 100 44
500 4,500 2,000 1,125 720 500 320 220 125 56
600 5,400 2,400 1,350 864 600 384 254 150 66
700 6,300 2,800 1,575 1,008 700 448 308 175 77
800 7,200 3,200 1,800 1,152 800 512 352 200 88
900 8,100 3,600 2,025 1,296 900 576 396 225 99
1,000 9,000 4,000 2,250 1,440 1,000 640 440 250 111

Example: To cover 100 ft sq required 400 6" plants or 100 12" plants.

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