- Perennial plants are sturdy, but water them regularly, till they are properly rooted in the earth and have settled down well. Summer watering is often preferred by them.
- These perennials do not need a lot of fertilization and hence a soil of good quality is usually sufficient.
- If your plants are not flowering properly, getting rid of spent flowers might help. That is called dead heading. This will increase the overall health of the plant.
- Mulching, the process of placing a protective cover for altering the climatic effects, should be used particularly for some plants. It should be done in summers as well as winters. In summers, to retain the moisture of the roots and in winter to protect the roots from cold. During winter, mulching should ideally be done after the ground is frozen.
- With the arrival of fall, have a look at the perennials in your garden and chop off the diseased or unsightly foliage.
- Sometimes you would need to divide these plants, if they outgrow their space or do not appear to be giving away the average number of blooms.
- Another important thing is that the tall varieties are best grown when they are staked or tied up. This will avoid the tree from stumping and its beautiful blooms can be seen.
- In addition to staking, you can also pinch such tall perennials along the stem during late spring. This will propagate and stimulate bushier growth rather than upward growth.
- Last but not the least, do not be impatient, if your perennials are not blooming properly initially. Even though they last long, they might take some time to achieve a full bloom. Perennial flower beds and designs for garden flower beds are absolutely enchanting when in full bloom.