Will Pachysandra Harm Trees If Planted Around Base

Question From: New Vernon, New Jersey, United States
Q: Will pachysandra harm evergreens if planted around tree base instead of mulch The two evergreens I did this with are starting to turn brown

A: I have never heard of this ground cover having a negative affect on trees or shrubs. That said, your newly planted shrubs need 10 gallons of water each a week. You should apply it to the root balls in two or three applications. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.