What can be more beautiful that a colorful garden right at your doorstep? Looking at flowers in various stages of growth and bloom can be one of the most satisfying experiences of life. Apart from adding a visual appeal to your house, a flower garden can also add to its overall value in the real estate market. Then, you can also use the flowers grown therein inside the house, bringing the nature indoors as well. Are you now interested in knowing how to plant a flower garden? Go through the following lines and find all the help that you require.
Planting Flower Gardens
- Flower seeds
- Spade, Hoe or Tiller
- Knee Pads (optional)
- First of all, you need to select the location for your flower garden. While doing the same, you will have to keep the type of flowers to be grown in mind. For instance, some flowers prefer to receive full sun, while others grow better in shade. It is best to grow plants that go well with the overall climate of the region you live in as well as the type of soil it has.
- Next, you need to decide on the exact type of flowers that you want to have, in a flower garden. You might go for perennials only or just annuals or a mixture of the two. Here, your personal preferences will also come into play, as to whether you like the ones that are colorful to look at or those that give off heavenly fragrance.
- Prepare a rough drawing of the flower garden, as you intend it to be. Make sure to incorporate any large structures, trees or other items in it, which you want to be a part of the garden. You don't need to be very accurate. The drawing is intended to serve as a rough draft of the flower garden, helping you envision the overall look.
- Now, you have to pinpoint the exact location of individual flower seeds. In this context, you need to select the best spot for each flower, depending on its needs and requirements. As a general rule, tall flowers provide a backdrop for smaller flowers and exotic flowers go well with simple ones. Make sure not to plant tall or spreading flowers too close to small ones.
- Have a look at the soil that is present in your garden, in order to analyze how rich it is. In case you feel that the soil is poor in terms of nutrients, you will have to use the right amount of fertilizers to make it ready for planting the flower seeds. If the area is already planted, you will need to remove grass, weeds or unwanted flowers, using spade, hoe or tiller.
- By now, you have decided the site of your garden as well as location of individual flowers and also prepared the soil. This is the time to purchase flower seeds from the local nursery. The amount of seeds that you buy will depend upon the amount of different flower plants you want and the size of your garden.
- Keeping in mind the directions given on the seed packet, you will now plant the flower seeds. Usually, annuals are sown in the spring season, while perennials can be planted in the winter (for spring germination). As for the depth at which the seeds should be planted, the best time to fertilize them as well as watering them, refer to the seed packet.
- You will have to water and feed your flower garden throughout the season. Make sure to weed the garden as well, to make sure that they have no competition for water and nutrients. Once the flowers have been established, you will have to deadhead the spent blossoms, to stimulate new growth. Also remember to remove overgrowth and avoid crowding.