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Flower Gardening Tips and Tricks

Starting a flower garden can be somewhat of a challenge, but there are several good tips and tricks to follow when considering this new project. First, be sure the area in which you choose your garden will get the proper amount of sunlight. Most flowers need plenty of natural light, so watch the area you’re thinking about for a few days and decide whether or not it receives enough sun throughout the day. If it does, it will be a prime spot for growing flowers. If not, you may want to reconsider relocating the garden to another location where the sun shines more fully. Along with sunlight, think about how accessible the garden will be. Make sure you choose a spot that allows for easy maneuvering so that you will be able to trim, fertilize, and treat your flower garden without stepping on the fragile plants. Perhaps create a pathway that will allow you to get to the garden easily. Pathways also look very nice and give visitors some room to walk and look at your flower garden more closely.

Drainage is another extremely important trick to successful flower gardening. Without proper drainage, flowers and other plants can become drowned or get what is called root rot. Root rot will kill a plant fairly quickly and can spread to other plants. Avoiding the buildup of too much water is essential to a successful garden. Make sure you find places that provide the best drainage possible in order to avoid this happening to your garden. Also, make sure that all of your plants get enough space to grow. Be sure to plant them far enough apart that when they fully mature, they have plenty of room to flourish. Think about the colors of each plant, and plant them accordingly. In other words, group your pinks and yellows together, or swap them out one by one to create a really beautiful color effect. Plan the garden carefully ahead of time, so when it finally grows, you’ll get the results you wanted, and be happy with them. You can group various plants together to make a nice textured effect, for example, outline your garden with bulb plants such as tulips, and then accent it with perennials and smaller blooming flowers. The combination of two types of flower will make a lovely contrast and give the garden depth and beauty.

Once you’re comfortable with the flowers you have already growing in your garden, you might want to consider adding in some ornamental grasses or other plants. Most people think that grass will overtake the garden and end up choking your flowers like a weed might. This is actually untrue, and grass can really add another dimension to the garden without hurting your flowers. In fact, some ornamental grasses flower themselves in the summer! You may want to consult with someone who specializes in grasses and planting grass seeds at your local nursery to find out which kind of grasses will work best with your garden, and will grow best in your specific region. Perhaps the most important tip of all when cultivating and caring for a flower garden is to remain patient, and do your research. If you are interested in adding grass as a decoration read our important information on choosing the right grass seeds. Flowers are very delicate and take a little bit of extra time to finally bloom to their full potential. Read as much as you can about each type of flower that you have, and tweak their water, sunlight, and fertilizer needs until you find the right combination that will achieve maximum growth. With a little bit of practice you can have a beautiful flower garden that will blossom and bloom for many seasons to come.