A flower garden can transform your ordinary backyard into an extraordinary haven filled with pops of beautiful colours and pleasant fragrances. Growing flowers isn't as tedious as you think, so if you've never done this before, grab your landscaping supplies and follow this guide to growing your first flower garden.
Choose Between Perennial And Annual Flowers
Choosing flowers is a matter of personal preferences, and the overwhelming number of species available in the market can boggle your mind. Consider the colour, fragrance and plant size you desire from your flowers before making a choice. You will also need to choose between perennial and annual flowers based on your needs. Perennial flowers return year after year, while annuals finish their lifespan in a single year. Many first-timers like the idea of annual flowers because they are less picky about where they grow. Perennials include lilies, daisies, lavenders, peonies and asters, while annuals include marigolds, begonias and petunias. You can find these flower bulbs at a local nursery.
Preparing The Soil
Whether you plant annuals or perennials, you need to prepare the soil properly using landscaping supplies to help your flowers bloom. Mix some fertiliser into your soil for boosting it with nutrients. You can purchase landscaping supplies like fertilisers from your local outdoor store. While you can add this fertiliser just before planting the flowers, you may want to get the recommendation of your local nursery based on the specific flowers you choose to plant in the soil. If you are planning to plant flowers from their seeds or from their roots, you will need to use landscaping supplies like shovels or trowels to dig small holes in the soil. Keep in mind that flower plants don't need to be suffocated in too much soil, so you only need to dig a small hole for burying the seeds or roots closer to the surface.
Before planting flowers, you need to make sure you plant them at the right time to ensure that they don't get ruined. Most flowers don't do well in extremely cold or hot climates, so you may want to plant them during spring when the weather is just right. Separate holes should be prepared for each flower plant, and make sure you cover the seed or roots with adequate soil to hold them firmly in place. Avoid putting too much soil over the flower because this could hamper its growth. Water your flower garden regularly and enjoy the beauty of blooming colours in your landscaped garden.
Planting a flower garden is a breeze, as long as you follow these steps and have the right landscaping supplies.