If you’re a beginner gardener, you may have quite a few questions about how to grow and plant things, and we’re here to put those questions to rest! This how to plant flowers for beginners guide will guide you through the steps you need to take to make a beautiful flower garden! From A to Z, we’ll show you exactly what you need to do, how to do it, and WHY you’re doing it.
In no time, you’ll become an expert gardener and your flower garden will be the talk of the neighborhood!
How to Plant Flowers for Beginners – A DIY Guide
Step 1: Find Your Spot
Think about WHERE you want flower garden to be. More specifically, think about where the sun hits the most in your garden. For most flowers, they’ll prefer a sunnier area, so choose an area that will receive at least 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Step 2: Start Tilling
Now that you’ve decided on an area, it’s time to rid that area of any grasses, rocks, or other items that may be in the way. Grab a shovel and start digging away at the grass. Once the grass is removed, use a tiller to loosen up the soil.
Purchase a good quality garden soil and mix it in with the native soil.
Step 3: Planting
For beginner gardeners, we suggest you start off with perennials (these are the plants that will come back year after year!). Whatever type of flowers you choose, be sure to follow the guidelines on the packets! Dig a hole twice as deep as the container the plant came in and plant your flower in the hole. Cover the hole back up with soil and tamp down.
Step 4: Care
After planting ANYTHING, you should always water immediately. Do so according to the packet instructions. Care for your plants according to the instructions. Some plants may need specific food, others may not.
Step 5: Mulch
For MOST plants, mulching is a great idea. This prevents most weeds from forming, but most importantly, will keep the soil nice and moist so you don’t have to water as often!
We hope this how to plant flowers for beginners guide has helped you in making your very first garden!
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