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Top 5 Tips for Your Garden

June 12, 2014

It’s time to get out those gardening tools and add splashes of colors to your landscape. Flower gardens are easy to plant and care for. All you need is some careful planning and some helpful tips to keep your landscape colorful through the fall. Always remember that proper watering is essential to the health of your plants. To create a flower garden that you can enjoy for months to come, simply follow these steps:
• Before you select your plants and start your design you must know the sun and shade, wind exposure, soil composition of your perspective garden site. All these factors must be considered when choosing and designing your garden in order for your flowers to thrive.
• The most popular flower categories are perennials and annuals. Perennials are generally considered to be the easiest to care for but a blend of different types of flowers can give you more color in your garden for a longer period of time. So carefully choose a blend of flowers that will continue to delight you for months to come.
• Planning a garden design is all about choosing a layout that compliments your house and overall landscape. For a rustic, country look try mixing different heights, colors, and varieties of flowers together. If you want a more formal look, consider a rectangular or more symmetrical layout perhaps with a border.
• It is essential for any flower garden to have an adequate supply of water and nutrient rich soil. Also important is the amount of sunlight and shade, choose flowers that are appropriate for your garden conditions. If you have sandy soil, consider adding compost to increase the soil’s ability to hold moisture. If your soil drains poorly such as clay, adding a mixture of sand and compost will help provide proper drainage. Compost is always an important additive to any garden soil because it provides your plants with necessary nutrients.
• This is the last and easiest step to having a beautiful flower garden. Applying a fertilizer now to really make your perennials bloom. Adding compost or light mulch each season is essential to keeping your plants healthy. Compost or mulch keeps the soil nutrient rich and helps it retain moisture. And that’s about it besides the occasional removal of weeds. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your efforts by watching your garden blossom.

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