Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

Flowers Didn't Grow Well Last Year? 3 Tips To Help Them Grow Better This Year

by Tanya Green

If your flowers did not grow well last year, you likely felt you wasted a lot of time and even more money. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help your flowers grow better this year. Below are three tips so you can start panning for your beautiful flowers.

Check Soil

Take samples of your soil and take the samples to your local extension office. They will test the soil for nutrients it should have such as potassium, phosphorous, nitrogen, sulfur, magnesium, and calcium. All these things provide your flowers with the perfect home to grow beautiful.

This test will show the amount of each nutrient that is in your soil. If the amount of any nutrients is too low, you can add nutrients to the soil to bring it up to the right level. The extension office can give you detailed information about what your soil needs. Once you learn this, you can purchase these nutrients at a garden center. Follow the instructions carefully on how to apply the product you purchased.

Use Compost

Compost is organic matter that has decomposed. This could be things like vegetable scraps, grass, leaves, etc. Add a few inches of compost to the soil at the beginning of each growing season. This is important as compost is rich in nutrients and it also increase soil microbes that help with plant growth.

Compost offers many benefits, such as helps soil retain water, makes your plants stronger so they can resist diseases, and makes it easier for the roots of each plant to get nutrients.

You can purchase compost in bags at garden centers. You can also make your own compost pile at home.

Manage Weeds and Pests

There are many threats to your flowers including weeds and insects. Both these things can cause problems and can even cause flowers to die.

To help, add mulch to your flower garden. This suppresses the weeds, so they cannot grow. This also helps prevent weeds from growing into the flower garden. This also saves you a lot of time from having to constantly pick weeds.

Check the flowers once a week for any type of pest problems. You may see wilted leaves or chew marks in the foliage or flowers. It may be hard to determine what type of pest there is as they generally hide during the day. To help, you can take a magnifying glass out at night and look on the leaves and flowers to see if you can see them.

If you have pests, purchase an Eco-friendly chemical that will not harm your flowers. Follow the directions closely on how to use the product. Also, if you have plants that have already died, remove them from the flower garden.

If you need help with any of this, contact a landscape contractor.


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Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.