When it comes to growing a great garden, you’re definitely not limited to fruits, veggies and berries. In fact, some of the best gardens out there are actually flower gardens. If you’d like to know the steps associated with planting a great-looking flower garden, just continue to read the tips below.
Buying your flowers once they’ve already sprung up from bulbs is the best way to go. It might cost you a little bit more money, but it pays off in the long run. Having the flowers already sprouted and ready to be transplanted ensures that they’re all going to grow.
It’s important that you outline the flowerbed beforehand to ensure that you’re planting everything with enough space. You also want to take care of the aesthetics, as in how everything looks. Figure out how many flower plants you want to grow and outline your flowerbed accordingly.
Weeds can quickly sprout up and affect the way your flowers grow. Make sure that you pull every weed you see. Now, you won’t have to completely till up the entire bed; just make sure that you dispose of those pesky weeds. Leaving the existing topsoil between where the flowers will be planted is fine for now. Just start with the weeds.
Now that you have a weed-free, outlined flowerbed, it’s time to dig a little trench around it. This not only cuts the space in, but it allows you to set up bricks or boards or whatever else you want to have outlining the bed. Of course, you won’t put any material pieces on until last.
Now that you have a trench, no weeds, and have the entire bed outlined, you can now begin to mix up and lay down the soil and potting mix and whatever else you have. It would be a good idea to go ahead and remove the entire top layer first, but, again, you technically only have to do that where the flowers are going. It’s your call.
This is the simplest tip of them all. Once you have the soil laid down, rake it all until it’s nice and even. Some spots may have more soil than others, but as long as it’s level on top it’s perfectly fine.
Space your plants accordingly. When you’re purchasing your flowers, you should inquire as to how large they’re going to be, both in height and in diameter. This is how far you have to space them. You won’t want them growing together and clumping up.
Your holes should already be there, or at least the spaces where you want to plant them, but now you have the topsoil around them. So just take your little shovel and get to digging. The great thing about flowers is that you won’t have to plant them too far into the ground. About five inches down should do the trick for small plants.
Once you have the plants in the holes, lightly fill them with soil, packing it in a little as you go. You don’t want to smother the roots. The idea here is to create a firm enough hold that the plants don’t fall or blow over. As long as they’re in place, the roots will take hold in a few days.
Once you have everything planted, you can now water the plants. Don’t go crazy here. Just water the entire layer of topsoil, saturating it, and then you should be good for at least a day. After the water, you can go ahead and put your bricks or boards around the bed.
Follow these simple steps for creating an attractive flowerbed, and you will be the toast of the town. Flowerbeds are a great addition to any home. Best of all, they’re affordable and easy to create.