Tips on How to Start Your Own Garden
Select a Location
The scorching heat during the peak hours of the afternoon sun, is not good for many flowering plants. At least six hours of light is a must, with a little shade for particular flower species. Therefore, the area chosen should be such that the right amount of sun and shade is available, by doing a little research on the type of flower you want to grow.
You could buy only those flowering plants that are suitable for any kind of climate change, sunlight, and soil condition, to give yourself less of a hard time. There are two kinds of flowering plants: annuals and perennials. Annuals blossom only in a particular season whereas perennials bloom throughout the year.
Then plant it in the ground, making sure the roots of the plant are not placed too deep in the soil. Otherwise, most of the water given to the plant will drain before it reaches the roots.
It is better to plant the same kinds of plants together, so you know a certain amount of water is required in that one spot. In the first week, watering should be done daily. In the second week, it should be done after every two days. After that, once a week. If the plants are native to your area, then at a later stage you can water them just once in month.
Flower Plant Care
Mulching (using various elements directly to the soil, like wood chips, bark chips, leaves, straw mulch, woodchip mulch, peat moss, cardboard, plastic sheeting, and the like) helps stunt the rampant nature of weeds, preserves soil moisture, and improves the state of the soil.