When it comes to creating the most perfect flower garden, experiencing failure is a very common problem. Even experienced landscapers and gardeners make some mistake or the other that make their effort a complete failure. To grow flowering pants and maintain a beautiful landscape – “Patience is a virtue.”
With a dream to make a beautiful garden, most of us come home with a trunk full of different flowering plants and shrubs, without even knowing about the elements required to build an ideal flower garden. With a motive to grow the plants fast and improve flowering, we feed the plant with excessive fertilizer, water, and sunlight. We do not even consider the climatic condition and soil type before planting flowering shrubs in our garden. As a result, these plants get scorched by the sun, loses its potential to absorb the right amount of nutrients, and gradually dies.
Want to avoid these common gardening mistakes? Here are some of the effective ways to prevent your flowering plants from dying.
Do Not Plant Too Early
In most cases, property owners are in hurry to plant the flowering shrubs in their garden. After winter, to speed up the growth, they just bring the vegetations from the nursery and plant them in their garden. According to experts, such approaches are wrong. You cannot compare a nursery with your garden. In a nursery, such plants bloom because they are grown in a greenhouse. A sudden change in the environment might shock and harm their system. After the last winter frost, wait for at least two weeks before planting them in the natural environment.
Water Them Correctly
Flowering plants are very much particular about their water needs. Thus, for their healthy growth, water them properly. Too much or too little moisture can disrupt the blooming process of the flowers. Before planting a flowering shrub, research and learn about their moisture needs. There are certain plants like cardinal flowers that need at least an inch of water per week. On the other hand, flowers like lavender cotton don’t like much moisture, thus, experience root rot with too much irrigation. So, if you want to create a beautiful flower garden, try to put together the flowering plants with similar moisture needs. Put moisture-loving flowers near water sources and non-loving ones in some distant corners. This will help you to avoid problems like root rot.
Plant in the Right Location
Just like how much water you are feeding to your flowering plants, location also plays a very important role in producing blooms. Remember, not every flowering plant requires full sun to bloom. Overexposure to the sun might weaken their system and these plants will stop flowering. There are certain plants like “Oakleaf Hydrangea” and “Impatiens” that love shades. When exposed to excessive light, their foliage turns brown. Again, do research about the location the plant prefers and design your garden accordingly.
Be Gentle While Repotting
If you are transferring your flowering plant from one pot to another or to a flower bed, be gentle with them. While pulling out them from the pot, do not yank on their stems. Not all plants have a strong stem system, especially the non-woody vegetation. Pulling out roughly and tugging to another soil might injure their stem and weaken their root system. So, while transferring the plants, rather than pulling them by their stems, tap the bottom of the pot. Squeeze the pot to loosen the soil. For rootbound plants, break the pot or slice the container carefully to take out the plant.
There are many ways to keep your flowering garden blooming. All you need to do is be patient and learn about the right planting techniques. The above-mentioned ideas are truly useful irrespective of your location and climatic conditions. However, it is always advised to contact your local landscaper for other smart ways to prevent flowers from dying.