If you want to wake up every day with a beautiful garden in your backyard waiting for you to come and pay attention, then you need to buckle up. You need the right knowledge about flower gardening to make the flowers bloom at their full potential. This quick guide will help you create your own flower garden at your home.
Consider the sunlight
Most of the flowers need complete sun exposure during the day as they need a lot of energy that comes from the sun. They need sunlight for 6-8 hours a day during the growing season. If you are only planning to have a window garden, then make sure it is pointed towards the side where you get maximum sunlight.
Get the right soil
Good plant growth needs good soil which is not too sandy and not too sticky. It should have a proper organic matter to have good water flow as well as have a good grip for the roots. Test the pH and fertility of the soil and check the requirement of the plants that you are planning to grow.
Type of plants
There are two basic types of flowers – Annuals and perennials. Annuals complete their life cycle during a single season whereas perennials have the roots that stay alive for years. The annuals can grow with little care during the entire season and is a choice for many gardeners. The perennials stay alive underground but die above the soil during winters and bloom again in spring. Depends on what you want you can choose the flowers.
Seeds or plants
All the flowers can be sown from the seed directly, but it can take a lot more time and effort in the process, and the perennials can take up to a year to grow. That is the reason why many gardeners prefer to plant the seeds indoors before they are ready to be planted outside. You can buy plants that are already sprouted so you can do the blooming in your garden. If you are buying sprouts, do not do the blooming inside a greenhouse.
Many beginner gardeners fear growing roses in their garden as it is believed that roses are difficult to grow. Although some roses may not grow in your area due to the climate conditions, you can find out which roses can flourish in your area and provide them with plenty of sunlight. Learn other skills like pruning the roses to keep them healthy. Embrace this project in your backyard and enjoy the beautiful blooms.
Flowering trees and shrubs
Having flowering trees and shrubs(Must Watch) in the garden gives it a more textured look and also add more flowers in the garden. With the right shrub selection, you can even invite birds and butterflies in your garden. Having shrubs and trees in your garden will give you something for every season so you can enjoy a beautiful small landscape in your backyard.