Bright and full flowers are an excellent indicator of a healthy garden. They represent happiness and lighten dreariest of garden plots. However, flowers can be finicky when it comes to planting as transplants and fussy when it comes to thriving. To ensure your garden reaches its maximum potential, we’ve created a step by step guide on how to successfully transplant the perfect flowers this season.
Step 1: Give your flowers the light they NEED
Not all annuals and perennials are made equal. While some prefer to grow in direct sunlight, others shy away from the sun. Always be sure to read the tag attached to your flower transplant to confirm what kind of living conditions they will thrive in:.
- Full sunlight means your flowers can handle up to six hours or more of direct sunlight a day.
- Partial sunlight means it can handle four to six hours of direct sunlight and shade can mean either completely shaded or mostly shaded depending on the plant you’re working with.
Step 2: Let’s Talk Dirt!
A flower is only as good as the dirt it grows in. That’s why choosing healthy, loose and well-drained soil is essential to your planting success. After taking your flower out of its temporary pot, be sure to inspect the roots. If the roots are completely covered in dirt, gently remove as much as possible to ensure proper growth. Once the roots have been loosened, dig a hole of about 6 inches deep. For optimum flower health, add a couple of tablespoons of slow-release flower food (fertilizer) to the bottom of each hole or mix a small amount of compost to each hole and a small amount of water.
Step 3: Watering
Any good plant parent knows that watering is key to keep plants fresh and thriving. Although, each plant has a different need when it comes to moisture. After adding your flowers to your newly created holes, you’ll need to water them keeping in mind that It’s better to water less often and deeply than frequently using less water each time. Flowers typically need 1-2 inches of water a week. It’s also important to know how much water each individual flower requires. Annuals, such as zinnia cleome, and marigolds require less watering. Snapdragons, impatiens and alyssum need much more water.
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