There are a lot of people that want to get started with planting a garden or perhaps accentuating their home’s greener areas with flowers and more. If you would like to get into planting flowers, and you want to ensure that you are able to gain a big push forward, you will want to look into a few tips and tricks that will help your flower planting gain major steam. If your goal is to see flowers bloom and look great, you’ll want to follow a few simple points that are going to help you garner a great deal of success.
Start Planning Right Now
If you haven’t started planning yet, the time is now. You will not go anywhere with gardening, planting flowers, or anything if you don’t start working on it now. You’ll need to look into what you want to plant, and where you want to have things bloom. Think about what areas around your home are going to be best, and where you could get results. Look for areas that have plenty of sunlight, doesn’t get a lot of wind, and will be easy to water. The last thing you want is to plant in areas where you may find difficulty in getting things blooming with relative ease.
Work The Soil
The next big thing that you need to consider is the soil. Not all soil is going to help you grow flowers, let alone grow anything. To ensure that you’re getting momentum with your spring flower planting, you should work the soil a bit. Wherever you are planning on planting anything, make sure that you break up the soil so that it’s not too hard, and look to see if it’s sandy, or has a difficult to manage pH level. You can always test it with a soil tester that you can purchase online, or in stores. The reason why you want to make sure that your soil is ok to grow in, is because you cannot just plant in any soil, you need balance, nutrients, and a loosened up area. Even if you were not to work with flowers, but you wanted to work with vegetables, you would still need to make sure that you worked the soil a little.
Decide On The Type of Flowers
Ok, this is not something that you have to decide immediately. But rather, think about what type of plants you want to grow. There are two major types of solutions to work in this regard. The two solutions that you’ll want to pursue is that of annuals or perennials. These are two isolated options that have very specific purposes.
First of all, annuals are going to grow in one cycle, and bloom quite well throughout their season. However, they only have one life cycle, meaning from seed to blooming through a season, and then dying off. This is a limited solution, mind you.
The second solution is that of perennials. This is an option that is meant to grow for many years after the fact. Perennial plans will let you have a flower garden that grows for a season, then goes dormant when it gets too cold. The downside that some gardeners have found with this is that you will find that the blooming season is only going to last a few weeks, at the most, but it will happen annually, for as long as you keep the plant watered, and the soil enriched.
You will have to decide whether or not you want something that is long term or something that is short term. There are pros and cons to each solution.
What About Re-Planting?
Moving forward, you’re going to want to consider whether or not you want to plant something that is existing or something that you can grow from a seed. There’s a bit of a learning curve here. If you want to start from a seed, you can do so, but you’ll need to remember that this can take a while to develop, including up to several weeks or even a year. This all depends on the seed, the soil nutrition that you have, the water, and other factors. There is no “one” way to do this, and there’s no way to “speed” up the process. However, if you’re patient, you can sew seeds and end up with positive results.
Of course, you could just buy flowers and plan them in your garden. You can easily do this if you’d like, starting with visiting a local greenhouse and getting some flowers that you like. Once you find the options that you want to work with, you will simply need to take them from an existing pot and plant them in new soil, making sure that things get fed, watered, and switched with ease.
Sun, Water, and Simple Nutrition
Whether you plant seeds or you re-plant from an existing pot, you’ll want to make sure that you have plenty of sunlight getting to your flowers. You will also need to make sure that your water, but do not flood the areas that you’re planting. As you plant and work through the option of gardening, growing flowers, make sure that your next step is adding simple nutrients to the soil, including food that you can find at local greenhouses, nurseries, or hardware stores.
Keep An Eye On Everything
As you pursue planting flowers, make sure that you keep an eye on any changes that you see moving forward. You need to measure the pH in the soil that you’re using, keep track of growth, and anything that may or may not is working. The first time you try this, you may not get a great deal of growth, but in time, you will be able to differentiate between different types of flowers to plant, what works in your area, and what doesn’t. Just make sure that you keep track of the changes, and keep an eye on everything that you’re doing as you move forward. With the tips above and a few notes you can make on your own, you’ll have flowers planted and blooming with relative ease.