How to Garden with Flowers

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How to Garden with Flowers

It is almost planting time. Check out some great tips!

Before you plant flowers, familiarize yourself with the whats, hows and whys to get the best result. l Plan out your garden before you plant it, deciding type, color, height and location. l Scout your local nursery for climate-suitable flowers and how to plant and take care of them. l After planting, most flowers will only need one application of fertilizer per growing season. l Be sure your garden gets at least one inch of water per week. l Weed early and often. l Mulch your flowers to control weeds and reduce moisture evaporation. l Deadhead your plants: pinch off dead and dying blooms at the mother plant to force more blooms. l Before winter, pull up stems and roots of annual plants, stems only of perennials, and rake the area.