How to Plant Flowers
Make your home or garden a joyous and bright place to be by planting flowers nature’s own way of showing happiness. Follow these steps to make your favorite locations blissful with the addition flowers.
1. Get The Best Soil
Flowers, like all plants, need good soil in order to grow up strong and healthy. Regardless of weather you are planting your flowers in a pot or a garden, good soil is a must. Avoid soil that is heavy with clay, sand, or rocks,and that has a blanced pH near 7. Test your soil’s pH level to determine if you need to add anything.
2. Select Your Location
Although flowers are typically easy to grow, they can’t be grown just anywhere. An area with too much shade will be difficult for some flowers to grow in. Find a happy medium with a location that has sun and shade troughout the day.
3. Decide On Your Flowers
Visit a local gardening center to choose the best flowers for garden. Growing from seeds, a small plant, bulbs, or a cutting requires nearly the same process, so focus on flowers that you enjoy and that will add a beautiful appearance to your yard. Check the tags that come with the flowers or seed packets to make sure the flower is right for you.
4. Plant At The Right Time
Even with the perfect soil, ideal location, and healthy flowers, if you don’t plant at the right time your garden will be ruined. Flowers don’t do well in weather that is too cold or very hot, so go with the time in between these periods spring. Although planting in the spring may seem obvious, there is an art to choosing the perfect time.
5. Planting Your Flowers
Dig a hole, if you planting your flowers from seed, you will need to dig hole only 2-3 inches deep and equally as wide. Flowers don’t need to be smothered with soil, so burying them deep isn’t necessary. Place each plants into the individual holes prepared for them. Use to your hands to fill in the empty space around each flowers abd cover the top of root ball. Avoid adding much soil to the top of the flowers, the stem of the flowers should never be covered by the dirt.
6. Water Your Flowers Reguraly
Unless you are experiencing rain on daily basis, take the time to give water to your flowers. Add several tablespoons of water to each plant by using a watering can several feet above the flowers to avoid demaging the petals or leaves. You can also have a sprinkler or drip sydtem installed to do the work for you on an automated basis.
7. Weed The Area
You want your flowers to be the focal point of your little garden plot ,so don’t let weeds steal the show! As you see them appear, pull out unsightly weeds from the soil around your flowers.
8. Add Support
If your flowers are tall growing, over time they may become too heavy to sdand on their own. Add bamboo stekes or forked branches upright in the ground for the plants to lean against or wrap around for support.
Note: Article is not edited. It was presented in Public Speaking Class in State Islamic Institute of Palangka Raya.