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Improving Garden Drainage
The first tip for a flourishing flower garden is to plan a good drainage system. Improving your drainage will prevent plants from becoming waterlogged, saving them from root rot. Take some time to understand where and how the water in your garden drains (best done in wet conditions). For any waterlogged areas, try re-landscaping the soil to improve water flow. Mix your soil with compost, mulch and sand to promote good drainage. You can then plant flowers that provide the best drainage, click here to find out more.
Selecting Perennial Plants
Perennial plants and flowers will come back each year (some varieties up to a few years). Perennials are a key addition to any garden. Take some time to select the right perennials for your garden, considering the sunlight, soil and drainage. Care for your perennials by cutting them back when required, and dividing them to produce larger crops.
Understanding the Sunlight
The next tip to a thriving and flourishing garden is to understand where you receive sunlight. Most plants will require around 8 hours of sunlight a day, so keep track of where the sun shines throughout the seasons. Once you have determined which areas receive sunlight, you can plant flowers which will thrive in the sun. In shady spots, choose plants that are suited for that environment. This will install great balance within your garden.
Pick Easy Flowers to Grow
If you are a beginner gardener, choose easy plants to grow. Use our blog for inspiration and speak to other keen gardeners for advice. Consider the size of your garden, the year-round interest, fragrance, bloom time and colours. You may want to grow flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators to improve your local wildlife.
Allow Plenty of Room
Space is important within a garden, planting them too close together may cast shade and create poor air circulation. Before planting, research the ideal space needed. This can be done by taking note of the plants’ maximum growth size. Even though your garden may look empty, once these flowers start to mature, your garden will look spacious and appealing.
Watering and Mulching
When purchasing plants, do your best to stick to a list. It’s so easy to get carried away in a garden centre, just remember it’s not going anywhere! Place your plants (whilst still in their pots) on the soil to decide where you want them to grow. When you are happy with the layout, start digging and planting. Water the plants well and add in a good layer of mulch. Keep an eye on your plants within this stage to get them off to a great start.
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