How to plant flowers

Flowers decorate the site, delight the eye, give positive emotions. That is why gardeners love to plant different varieties of flowers. But for the flowers to be lush and beautiful, they must be planted correctly.

Flower Garden Planning

Pick the best soil. Flowers, like other plants, need good soil in order to grow healthy and strong. No matter where you plant flowers (in a pot or directly in the ground) - good soil is imperative. Avoid soils with a high content of clay, sand and hard rocks, make sure that there is a balanced level of hydrogen in it (about 7). Flowers need at least 15 centimeters of loose soil to start growing, so loosen the ground to the desired depth.
Check the pH level in the soil to see if you need to add anything. If your soil has a low pH (high acidity), below 6.5, add some sulfur there to neutralize it. High pH (high alkalinity) can be reduced by adding ground limestone. Both fertilizers can be found in gardening stores.
Add organic material to increase the amount of nutrients in the soil. Rotting leaves and plant material along with your soil will help plants grow faster and healthier. Add these substances to the soil for several weeks or months before planting so that the nutrients mix with the soil.
Add some fertilizer. For an additional nutrient increase, get some fertilizer from the gardening shop and add it to the soil. This can be done on the day of planting, which is much more profitable than waiting a few weeks for the organic material to decompose. Choose a landing site. Although flowers are fairly easy to grow, they cannot be grown anywhere. Places with an excess of sunlight or a lot of shade can make it difficult for some flowers to grow. Find a middle ground where during the day there will be enough sun and shade.
If you are going to grow a specific type of plant, then first find out its requirements for light conditions and choose a place accordingly. Most likely you will have to choose a place with more or less light than in the original idea.
If you are going to plant different types of flowers, then try to choose from those that meet the requirements for lighting conditions, then they can be planted in one place, as well as they will grow at about the same time. Choose flowers. Visit a special gardening shop to choose the right flowers for your garden. Growing from seeds, small plants, shoots or flowers requires about the same conditions, so stop your attention on flowers that you like and will be a great addition to your garden. Check the names before buying seeds or flowers to determine if the plant really suits you.
Pay attention to the size of an adult flower. Will it become huge and branchy or will it remain relatively small? Will it grow up and become tall or will it branch out?
Learn about the types of colors that are specific to your area. Such flowers will surely grow well in your soil, temperature and humidity.
Check whether the flower you are growing is an annual or perennial plant. Annuals bloom only once a year and need to be replanted annually, but they are known for their bright colors and beautiful flowers. Perennials grow annually, so do not require transplants, over time they grow even more.
Read the watering information on the label. Some need constant watering when others have to be watered only occasionally. If you choose different types of flowers, then try to take plants with approximately the same requirements for watering. Plant plants at the appropriate time. Even with unique soil, perfect location and healthy flowers, if you don’t plant them at the right time, the whole garden will be spoiled. Flowers feel bad in too hot or too cold climates, so try to plant them in spring. Although planting flowers in the spring may seem obvious, picking the right time is an art. Wait with a landing, at least a couple of weeks after the end of the frost, and also avoid landing when the temperature at night is too low.
Use the gardener's encyclopedia to find out what time is best for planting in your area. Due to the difference in weather of different territories, flowers can be planted at any time from February to July.
Better to be careful than sorry. Instead of risking to freeze the flowers, plant them a few weeks later (and not earlier). The flowering period will be shorter, but the likelihood that the flowers will die will be extremely small.
If you planted your flowers too soon, transplant them into containers and grow them indoors. Use a heat lamp and sufficient watering until you transplant them outside.

Flower care

Water the flowers regularly. If you do not have frequent rains, then take time to water flowers. Use a few teaspoons of water to moisten the soil of the plant, but do not damage the flowers and leaves. You can also use sprays and auto irrigation to automate the irrigation system. Remove weeds. If you want flowers to be the main attraction of your garden, then do not let the weeds overshadow them! Pull up the weeds as soon as you notice them appearing next to the flowers. Not only do they not look their best, they also take away from the soil all the nutrients that are so necessary for the normal growth of flowers. Avoid dead flowers. As soon as the flowers on your plants die or become old and withered, cut them off. By cutting off the dead flowers, you give growth to new, more beautiful and younger ones, and just make the flowers more beautiful. Add support. If you have tall flowers, over time they may become too heavy to grow by themselves. Add bamboo sticks or twigs to the soil next to the flowers and secure to provide support. This is especially important for flowers that are wrapped around objects. Consider transplanting. Over time, the flowers can become quite large, and will require a transplant. Think about it and maybe transplant such flowers to another place, and plant new plants in the old place. This way your garden will grow big, healthy and beautiful!

Planting flowers

Dig a hole. If you grow flowers from seeds, you will have to dig a hole about 5-7 cm deep and the same in width. A plant transplanted from a pot will require a hole the size of the root system. It is not necessary to block the access of oxygen with a dense layer of soil, so do not need to bury the plant deeply into the ground without the need. Remove your flowers. This step is mainly for potted plants that need to be transplanted. While the flower is still in the plastic pot, pour it well to wet the ground. Then, pull the flower out of the pot and shake the roots off the ground with your fingers. This will help the flowers to grow into the soil, and not into the old formed clump of earth. Feed the flowers. A small amount of fertilizer for flowers (similar to fertilizers) will help their growth. Add a couple of teaspoons to the bottom of the fossa and lightly apply it with your fingers. Plant your flowers. Place each flower in a separate hole prepared for it. Use your hands to fill the space around the roots with earth. Do not add too much land to the hole; flower stalks should not be in the ground.