How to Start Your Own Flower Garden
There is nothing as magical as waking up to an array of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators doing what they do best on your blossoms. Or coming home to a warm, welcoming vibe of a well-manicured flower garden. Even so, you don’t need to break your wallet to achieve it. So, here are quick tips to help you start your flower garden: –
Plan for Your Garden Theme
Do you want to settle for an English garden or a Japanese themed garden? Whatever your preference, you need to put in on paper and determine if it will work in your space. For, each theme will have its setup and maintenance requirements. If unsure, you can head to your local library’s gardening section. Go through some of the ideas available and pick one that resonates with you.
Source for the Flower Seeds or Plants
Garden flowers are seasonal. Hence you may find it hard to get some seedlings in winter but get the seeds instead. Plus, know the right planting time so that you can have your flower blossoms in season. For expert advice, get hold of a seed catalog. Here, you’ll learn about the planting cycle of the flowers you intend to have in your garden.
Get Your Gardening Equipment Ready
To create your first flower garden, you’ll need a set of gloves to protect your hands from the thorns. Pick water-resistant gloves that are not too thick. Second, a garden fork will help you turn the loose, loamy soil. It gets much more in-depth than your ordinary spade. Third, a hand trowel will come in handy when transplanting your seedlings. Plus, a rake will help you whisk away any debris and leaves. Other equipment needed include pruning shears, a spade or shovel, hoe, garden hose, a watering can and wand, and a light wheelbarrow.
Get Your Hands Dirty
Now that you have a garden theme, starter flower plants or seeds and gardening tools ready, roll up your sleeves, and construct your flower garden. A week before planting, add some compost to the soil. The compost will provide vital nutrients to the plants without shocking them. Then, plant the flowers in areas where they get the ample sunshine they need to blossom. Water the plants.
Maintain a Care and Maintenance Routine
To care for your new flower garden, ensure you water it regularly. Liaise with a local gardener for expert advice about using the appropriate fertilizer for your flowers. Be on the lookout for weeds and remove them before they choke your flowers. Remove any obstacles in your garden that could obstruct sunlight getting to the base of your flower plants. Have an effective pest and disease control plan. Guard your flower garden against animals.
As you start your flower garden, you’ll realize that your garden changes each season. It is a magical experience worth your effort. Hence, you can always get back to your garden and renovate it to reflect another theme. This time around, by altering the blossoming color and patterns, it will be faster and cheaper.