How to Plant a Flower Garden

September 13, 2017

Who loves gardening, loves a beautiful flower garden – especially if it’s yours! Whether you are a beginner or just want to get back to gardening after an absence of this outdoor activity, learn the key steps to plant an irresistible flower garden

LOCATION AND LIGHT

Before planting a flower garden, it is necessary to analyze its location: for beginners, it is suggested a flat place with a lot of sun exposure (at least a half day of sun). In terms of soil, it is important to check the pH of the soil (while some flowers require acid soil, others prefer alkaline soil, but there are flowers that subsist well on both types of soil); what kind of nutrients it has and what its level of humidity – knowing the characteristics of the land with which it will work will facilitate the choice of flowers that are appropriate for the land in question. If it is your first experience with gardening, start by planting a small area (about 1m20cm by 3m) that is easy to maintain initially and can be increased if you wish.

FLOWERS OF ALL COLORS

Choosing flowers and plants for a garden is based on a variety of criteria, starting with the two existing types of flowers – annual (those whose life expectancy ends in a year) and perennials (those that survive winter and spring again in spring). In addition, planting flowers also depends on the style of garden you want to achieve, what dominant colors you want to have, what budget is available, whether you want to bet exclusively on flowers that require little maintenance or do not mind risking flowers that require more care, … An analysis of all these issues will help you decide which flowers are best for your garden and allow the success of the garden in the months and years to come.

PRACTICAL UTENSILS

Working the land and keeping flowers neat in a garden requires having the right tools for the activity in question. As far as gardening is concerned, the necessary utensils for any good gardener go through the blades and scissors, not forgetting the bag, fork, and watering can. In order to ensure the success of your flower garden, make sure you have all the necessary gardening tools.

SOIL PREPARATION

The success of a flower garden also depends on your previous preparation, ie to avoid weeds and other intruders in your future garden, the soil must be thoroughly cleaned of all kinds of herbs, roots, and litter. The soil should be well stirred and then a good fertilizer should be incorporated into the soil. Once the fertilizer is well incorporated into the soil, it must be completely smoothed and watered. To facilitate the planting of flowers, you can use the smooth soil to “draw”, using a stick, the layout of your garden, that is, the way you want to arrange the different flowers. Learn, for example, that taller plants should be placed at the back of the garden, middle averages, and smaller or crawling plants at the front of the garden. Outlining the garden with stones or other objects does not only make the garden more appealing and beautiful, as it prevents the soil from your garden from draining whenever it rains. In addition, creating a border for the garden also prevents it from being “attacked” by weeds that may come from other areas of the terrain.

PLANT THE FLOWERS

Once the flowers have been selected and the land has been prepared, if you have chosen to plant the flowers using seeds, you must follow the planting instructions on the packaging. If you opted for potted plants/stakes, you should start by making a hole in the ground that is twice as large as the pot in which the flower is and about 6 or 7 inches deeper than the pot. At the bottom of the hole place a layer of about 6 or 7 inches of compost or compost, which will help feed the flowers in the first few weeks. Fill the hole with water and wait for the earth to absorb it, then place the flower inside it. Refill the hole with water and begin to cover it with dirt until you reach the top of the hole. Repeat for all the flowers you plant and, at the end, water the entire garden and admire your work!

MAINTENANCE AND DEDICATION

Daily cleaning and watering, along with attention to any diseases, are the main concerns of anyone who wants to keep their flower garden vibrant, colorful and fragrant. In addition, another good tip for securing a long-term flower garden is observing it, ie taking notes on sunny hours or lack thereof, whether there were problems with pests or diseases, whether or not the flowers should be removed. If you want to expand the garden and include new types of flowers, you can also study which flowers combine best with those already in sight and in terms of growth.

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