Spring Flowers: Easy Maintenance Tips

Spring Flowers: Easy Maintenance Tips

Ensure your flowerbeds are bursting with color this spring with these easy maintenance tips.

Spring just isn’t spring without the sweet scent of flowers in the breeze — but what if the flowers are only around for a few days? Or what if they don’t bloom at all?

Gardening can be frustrating. Even if you follow all the instructions on seed packets and do everything you can to make sure your flowers grow big and bright, sometimes it just doesn’t work.

Here are some tips to keep in mind to make sure your flowers beds are bursting with color this spring.

Your Planting Region
The little maps on the backs of seed packets are there for a reason. Although heat can indeed be fatal to flowers, frost and cold temperatures are larger threats when planting for spring. Check your average range of lows (and as far into the weather forecast as you can) to make sure you don’t plant too early. Unseasonably warm days aren’t for planting, as it could drop down to frost weather the next day.

Stick with the average lows as an indicator unless you’re starting the seeds indoors — your growing flowers can’t bundle up or turn on the heater in the garden!


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Varying Thirst Levels
The iconic image of the watering can and the flower has been with us since we were children, so it’s no wonder some of the tougher, dryer blooms literally get drowned. If your ideal garden is a hodge-podge of different flowers, be sure to water each type accordingly.

Know Thy Flower
This may seem like a no-brainer, but knowing exactly what flower you’re dealing with is the key to success. Some flowers appear as both perennials (year-after-year growth) and annuals (one-and-done), so just knowing that a particular bloom is a mum can sometimes be misleading.

That being said, just because the flower is a perennial doesn’t necessarily make it easier to take care of. Year after year growth can cause its own problems that may require dividing of the blooms and constant upkeep to assure continued growth throughout the entire season.

Off With Their Heads!
Perhaps one of the more painstaking parts of flower gardening is making sure the plant’s energy is being used for growing. This is achieved by the manual task of de-leafing, pruning or deadheading. By removing dead or spent flowers, you’ll stop the plant from dedicating precious nutrients toward flowers that will no longer grow

Some flowers can spread their seasons far longer into autumn (some even as far as the first frost) with constant snipping and pinching, so if you want to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible, always keep an eye out on them and adjust as you go.

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