Perennial plants make wonderful flower gardens for many reasons. The first of these is the very fact that perennials are perennials, lasting season after season with proper care. How then does one then make a wonderful flower garden out of them? Wonderful flower gardens are made step by step.
The first step to making a wonderful flower garden is to visit the plant nursery store nearest you. Peruse the shelves and benches to see what plants interest you. Be sure to speak with the plant nursery staff for their recommendations of plants for your garden. The staff should know what grows well in your climate and what kind of care each plant requires. Remember to listen to what the staff says as you make your selections of perennial plants to take home.
While you are at the nursery, be sure to pick up the tools you will need to take care of the plants you just purchased. Among these tools, remember to grab trowels and shovels for digging and gloves for weeding. If the staff told you that some of your plants will require pruning, now is a good time to pick those garden sheers as well. Do not forget to grab fertilizer and other soil enrichment products too.
Once you have selected your plants and bought your tools and supplies, it is time to start digging. First, add in the soil enrichment products to the soil before you plant your flowers. This step breaks up the soil making it easier for the plants to start strong. Next, plant your plants. Remember to allow each plant room to grow as you plant each one. Over time, the fact that perennials keep coming back season after season will reduce the bare spots between each of the plants. Then add some fertilizer and water.
After you have completed planting your flower garden, regularly water it. In keeping with the advice given when you bought your plants, take care of the flowers in your garden. Some perennials like bushes and trees will need to be pruned in addition to watering and weeding. If these things are true of your plants, remember to allow time to do those chores as the proper times as well.
A properly maintained perennial flower garden will be a beautiful site for years to come sates Tammy Sons of Garden Delights Nursery, a mail order perennial shipper. Taking the steps to building that garden from the start will help to make it that flower garden easier to establish the garden. A smartly established garden will then not only be a beautiful site for years to come but an easily maintained site.