You can’t underestimate the power of a flower garden. A wide range of beautiful flowers spanning the entire garden adds beauty to your home as well as your life. Well, growing and maintaining scented flowers isn’t tricky as you might think. Some basic gardening knowledge along with these flower gardening tips will help you create a gorgeous garden in no time.
Choose The Right Garden Style
Not all garden styles suit every home design. You need to choose a garden style that best matches the design of your home. For instance – if you have a farmhouse-style home, opt for bed planters. Similarly, a cottage-style garden looks best in a traditional home.
Decide What To Grow – Annual, Perennial, Or Biennial Flowers?
As a novice gardener, you need to find out which flowers to grow initially – annual, biennial, or perennial. You can choose to grow annual flowers that are alive for just one growing season and have to be planted every year. Some examples include Marigolds, Geranium, Impatiens, Cornflower, Petunia, Calendula, and Primrose. All these plants are known to add color to your garden.
Perennials flowers/plants stay alive for many growing seasons and bloom on their own one after other. Although these plants take more time to grow, they look better with age. Famous examples include Japanese Sedge, Catmint, Veronica, Bee Balm, and Lamb’s Ear.
Biennial flowers complete their entire lifecycle in two years. They can give a unique color to your garden. Common examples of biennial flowers and plants include Black-eyed Susan, Foxglove, California poppy, and Canterbury Bells.
Fertilize The Flower Garden Wisely
Fertilizers are supplements for the plants that provide them with essential nutrients. Although your plants will gain their nutrients from garden soil, these nutrients get depleted over time. Grab a fertilizer with an equal concentration of phosphorous, potassium, and nitrogen and fertilize the garden every three months. Choose from liquid fertilizer, solid, or slow-release variant depending on the flowering plants you are growing. Make sure to follow the fertilizer application instructions given on the plant tag.
Use Organic Pesticides
Eliminating pests from your flower garden is crucial for a healthy garden. Identify the pests and then take proper measures to deal with them. We recommend using organic pesticides to get rid of harmful pests. You can also use homemade pesticides that won’t harm your plants. Use a mineral oil spray to kill small insects and their eggs. You can also use soap spray, neem oil spray, or chili pepper spray. Onion and garlic spray is also an effective natural pesticide that kills pests of almost all kinds. Mix equal parts of onion and garlic juice with some water and spray on the affected areas.
Pay Attention To Height
How you plant your flowering plants according to their height matters a lot. Always grow short plants in front of tall plants to prevent the latter from shading them. If you have a landscape garden, grow tall flowering plants in the center. If your house is bordered by the garden, grow the tallest flowering plants at back.
Other Useful Flower Gardening Tips
Water your flowers appropriately. Flowers with thin stems need frequent watering as compared to plants with thick stems.
Maintaining humidity during the winter season is difficult. The winter air is dry and can dehydrate your plants. Maintain humidity in the wintertime by misting the plants frequently. Use humidifiers for indoor plants.
Choose your site, discover shady and sunny areas and the kind of soil the site has before picking your plants.
Detect the soil you have and make sure it has the desired nutrients before planting your flowering plants.