How to Grow Flowers

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It is amazing what flowers can do for a yard with naturally good looks. All it takes is a little time and preparation. When choosing where to add flowers to your yard, first choose flowers that will work best where you live. Choosing annual or biannual to plant requires some research. Before you make a purchase, this can save you time and money.

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There are also other important things to consider like soil and sunlight. Did you know that sunflowers can’t survive in an area with too much sunlight? It is true. For more information, check your plant’s label. Most of plant labels provide information about soil, sunlight and other factors such as how tall they will be when they are mature. This is important because you want to plant taller plants in front of shorter ones. Some areas in your yard may need more soil nutrients or better soil texture. Natural compost is usually a great way to get both. If you’ve just started, ask your neighbors or a certified garden associate to get an idea of what might work best for your yard.

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Some plants are also picky about soil acidity. So depending on where you live and what you want to plant, you may want to invest a PH moisture light meter. They are pretty inexpensive and can tell you instantly. In addition to sunlight, soil and plant height, you want to pay attention to colors when choosing your flowers. Pick colors that will complement your home as well as surround it with foliage. And if you are planting shrubbery, pick colors that look best next to their shrubbery.

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Tools that will help with plating are a shovel, a spade, a garden fork, a cultivator or a garden rake for a larger area. No matter what plant you are going to grow, good gardening tools can save you time and efforts.

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Now let’s add some colors to the yard. First use a shovel to dig a hole. Make a hole a few inches wider and deeper than the plant pot. Loosen the flower from its pot. Or if you flower is biodegradable, take off the wrapper and remove the bottom of the pot. Loosen the root with your fingers to help stimulate new root growth. Set the plant in the ground. The basic of the plant should be levered around the soil. Pat the soil gently with your hands. Add mulch and then water thoroughly. And keep the soil evenly moist for the next several weeks.

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Another option for planting flowers is with the containers. I am a fan of container flowers, because they have beauty wherever they are placed. In addition to your front yard, you can make your patio or deck stand out with container flowers.

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