The idea of planting a flower garden can feel overwhelming, but with some consideration and planning, you can easily plant the beautiful garden you desire. Before you begin mapping out your area, there are a couple things to consider.
The first step to growing flowers is selecting the location for your garden. In order to select the best location, it is helpful to have a good idea of the types of flowers and a good understanding of their personal growing requirements. You can find this information on each plant’s tag. Pay special attention to the light requirements, as no amount of TLC will help a shade loving hostas survive the summer sun, or make a sun-loving coneflower thrive in the shade. Be sure you find a location with a large enough area for your garden to grow. Plant and space out your flowers accordingly to allow enough room for when your plant reaches maximum growth and full maturity.
After you choose a location, check the quality of soil. It is important the soil is not too sandy or clayey. For best results, add an Enriched Garden Soil to the top 6 inches of native soil. This will add nutrients and provide better drainage for the plant’s roots to thrive.
Kind of Flower:
Now you must decide the variety of flower and colors. You can plant the same variety in different colors or the same color with different varieties. For other ideas, see Plant Combination Ideas.
Seed or Plants:
Now that you know your location, prepped your soil and choose your flowers, then let the planting begin! Follow the instructions with your flowers for best results. Enjoy!