Garden plants wildflowers many things must be taken into consideration. The types of plants to be grown must be decided. Choosing the best possible spot to have it. The amount of sunlight the area will receive and how it’s impacted by the weather should be known. The type of soil involved is also important. A gardener will need to know what organic matter should be used for treating the soil. The soil’s water drainage capabilities are also a factor.
Annuals and Perennials
These are the two basic type of flowers. Annuals are good for a single growing season. They will go from seed to producing a bulb. They then make seeds and die. Gardeners like them because their bloom can last an entire season. Perennials can have a root system that stays alive underground. They can last for many years, and in some cases several decades. The draw back to perennials is they may only bloom for a short period of time each year.
There are gardeners who love to plant wildflowers on a meadow. This will attract a variety of birds and other animals perfect for viewing. It’s beautiful, but does require dedication. Experts suggest that for the first one, the gardener choose a small meadow. A walking path could be part of the planning. A variety of flowers can be used. It’s best to have ones that will bloom at various times during the spring and summer. Many gardeners don’t worry about weeds growing in their meadow garden. They feel it adds to the meadow’s natural appearance.
Once the decision has been made about what to grow, it’s time to get the seeds for growing your garden plants. Packets of seeds for flowers can be purchased at garden centers, hardware stores and more. It is important to carefully follow the seed packet directions. It will explain everything from sowing depth to germination, growing temperature and more. Once the seeds are planted, the area should be labeled. It’s easy to forget. Knowing when one is different from another is important. They may have different growing requirements.
Most plants grow well in moist soil. Experienced gardeners will add either compost manure, leaf mold or a combination of both to improve their garden’s soil. If the soil is sandy, the compost will act like a sponge to retain the moisture. When compost is used with clay soil, it will break up the particles and make space so it can drain easily. This is important. It helps plants get necessary air.