How to grow ivy in a garden
Due to its invasive nature, grow in a raised garden bed to restrict the risk of escape and damage to other garden plants.
- Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to shade.
- Enrich the soil in the planting bed with some compost and Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser, before planting.
- Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots.
- Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down.
- Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed. Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
- Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the base of the plant.
- Feed every 6 weeks with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.