For beginners, planting a flower garden may seem like quite a chore, but really, it is simple. Use the following tips to avoid making the biggest mistakes that gardeners make when planting flower gardens.
Start with enriched soil
The soil of the garden is really the foundation. You can make your own compost; however, buying high-quality, natural compost for flower gardens is the easy way out.
It is a good idea to line the bottom of the flower bed with fine gravel or sand topped with a little bit of garden mulch, leave and grass clippings, and about six inches of compost. Doing this will ensure that the garden has good drainage.
Planting flowers at the wrong time is one of the most common mistakes that gardeners make. Most people assume that spring is the planting season. For annuals that may true; however, the timing for type of plant that you intend to grow may differ.
For instance, if you intend to grow from flower seeds they need to be started indoors anywhere from six to ten weeks before your last spring frost. Many flower bulbs produce best when planted in the fall. Perennial plants are pretty versatile, maybe that is why many gardeners prefer perennial gardening.
Space the flowers appropriately
Planting instructions tell you how far apart the flowers or plants need to be. Overcrowding the garden by planting too close will only cause problems. This can be especially tricky with flowers that grow on vines like clematis.
Pay attention to the depth of the flowers
Again, how deep you should plant the flowers, seeds, bulbs or plants is usually stated on the instructions. If not, you can find such information in a flower encyclopedia. Give the flowers a drink
After you have planted your flowers, be sure to water the bed. From there on out, you will water the flower garden in accordance with the water requirements of the plants.
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