Planting Flowers in your Garden


The vibrant colours that flowers add to your flower garden make them an obvious addition to many people’s home gardens. They are beautiful to look at and admire, and the good news is that most of them are easy to grow. Another bonus is that most flowers attract many pollinators who can be observed doing their daily work.

There are many things to consider when choosing which flowers to plant, for example:

  1. Location
  2. Plant Size
  3. Choosing healthy plants
  4. The right time of year
  5. Hours of direct sunlight required.

However, below we are going to list some basic steps to get you started.

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First of all, you are going to need some tools and supplies to help you plant your flowers. These might include:

  1. Flowers
  2. Trowel
  3. Gardening gloves
  4. Organic fertiliser
  5. Mulch

To start, you need to dig into the soil. Try and aim for a hole that is around double the dimensions of the plant’s root ball. This ensures that you will have enough space to work comfortably whilst planting. You might wish to add some compost beforehand to improve the soil structure. Removing any weeds you encounter is also important, so they do not compete for water and nutrients with your precious plants.

Gently lift the plant, for example by the stem and near the base, and slowly put it into the hole that you prepared in the soil. Once firmly in place, and at the same depth as it was in the pot, you can move to the next step.

Carefully, and gently, rough up the roots and make sure that these are not matted or too tangled. This is very important for the plant so it can grow stronger and healthier by being more efficient and effective in extracting nutrients from the soil around it.

After placing the plant into the soil, add some fertilizer to give it a head-start and help it adapt quickly to its new surroundings. You might also wish to add some plant food, as this will help provide it with the required nutrients straight away.

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At this stage, you may wish to go ahead and fill the remaining space in the hole dug previously with soil. Make sure the plant is stable but also comfortable in its new home. When ready, it is very important to maintain the plant by watering regularly, or as required. This will depend heavily on climate, time of year and type of plant. Not all plants require the same level of watering, and some plants are harmed if watered too much.

Some gardeners also prefer to add some mulch on top of the soil and around the plant. This helps in reducing the evaporation of water from the soil. If you wish to learn more about mulch and its benefits, head to this article to learn more.

Once all of the above is ready, you only need to wait for your flowers to grow strong and healthy, and for them to bloom into beautifully coloured wonders of nature.

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