The initial set up of a healthy flower garden takes time, effort and money. However, many homeowners don’t like the appeal of flower gardens because their flower gardens never reach their full potential of three years, this is due in part to relying on only perennial flowers.
It’s vital to maintain a flower garden and attract the beneficial insects like bees to the garden in order for it to thrive. These tips will help anyone to achieve such a flower garden.
Choose The Right Soil
A thriving flower garden requires the right soil at planting time. Good soil for a healthy flower garden shouldn’t be too sandy nor should it be too sticky. It must be just right. With plenty of organic matter to ensure proper drainage. Potted flower gardens often suffocate because the soil is never changed. For this reason, it’s vital to make potting soil with compost. Flowers in flower beds also require compost. This will improve the soil and give them the right nutrients during their growing season. Composting helps to improve the soil and encourage more growth. It also protects the feeder roots with better soil temperatures.
Give The Right Amount Of Water
Flowers require the proper amount of water. Even the method of delivery matters when considering how much water to give. Not enough water can dry the plants out and dehydrate them. Too much water and you’ll have root rot. Flowers require a happy medium of water. Overhead watering methods won’t give the right amount of water and m ay damage the delicate leaves of flowers. It’s vital to follow the recommendations for watering for each individual plant to ensure the full potential of the plants.
Weeds can make any flower garden look horrible. Weeds also eat up the nutrients for the flower garden and invite pests and insects in that can further damage flowers. Control weeds when they are small and don’t allow them to become larger. Remove them by pulling them out or hoeing them out before they can even produce seeds.
Determine if flowers have diseases or pests. Follow the watering requirements for each type of flower and use correct spacing to reduce disease. This will help flowers to remain healthy and be more resistant to disease. If they do get a disease use the right fungicide to treat them and prune out the diseased areas. Occasionally, you’ll have to remove the entire plant to prevent other plants from becoming diseased.
Pest Control And Insects
Different types of flowers attract different types of pests. Many pests are actually beneficial, however, some are harmful to the flowers or the plants. Always determine which pest did what to the plant. There are several different ways to deal with pest control.
There are biological control methods to use as well as sprays, traps and hand removal of pests. Learn which works best for your particular plants and pest.
Use Proper Amounts Of Fertilizer
Understanding the proper proportions of fertilizers is vital to a healthy garden. Too much and you’re going to burn the plants, not enough and they’re going to be struggling to survive. Follow the instructions and be mindful of amounts. Remember that nitrogen gives good foliage growth and phosphorous gives a better root system. Potassium is excellent for forming flowers. You’ll need all three if you want to have gorgeous flowers that are thriving in your garden. Learn how much of each you’ll need and make sure that you’re applying them properly for the health of the plant. Avoid directly applying the fertilizer to the leaves or flowers themselves. Usually it must be applied to the soil.