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Gardening Tips Flower Gardens

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Making a beautiful landscape is easy if you follow a few simple gardening tips. Flower gardens are usually the most eye-catching of the landscape designs and using and making the most of the space that you have for flower gardens can really enhance the eye appeal of your yard, patio or garden area. Gardening tips, flower gardens, ideas for flower placement and arrangement all help to make beautiful areas possible.

Some gardening tips, flower gardens specifically, can really make your yard a thing of beauty. The following ideas are practical in most areas:

* Mulch is essential for both weed control and moisture retention. Good quality mulch adds fiber to the soil plus keeps the amount of evaporation minimal around the plants. Mulch also prevents weeds from growing around the base of plants and reduces the amount of time that gardeners have to spend weeding.

* Deadhead flowers for bigger and more profuse blooms. Deadheading means removing the spent or dead flowers from the stalks. Usually this can be done by simply pinching the dead flower off at the stem. Flowers such as geraniums, verbena and roses all benefit from deadheading and will bloom more throughout the season.

* Use flower fertilizer on a regular basis. Blooming flowers require a lot of fertilizer so be sure to flower as needed and as directed. Use a fertilizer that is specifically for flowers. Some flowers such as azaleas, hydrangeas, blueberries and columbine all need acidic soils and specialized fertilizers should be used.

* Composing is a great way to recycle a variety of waste materials around the house and the garden and make your own mulch/fertilizer combinations. Composing is also a wonderful way to bring butterflies and worms to the garden that are needed for both soil conditioning and flower pollination.

* Plant species that need the same water and light requirements together. Plants that tolerate direct sunlight such as daisies, verbena, coneflowers, salvia and impatiens are all great planted together. They can tolerate direct sunlight and can handle moderately dry conditions provided water is provided regularly.

Flower gardens should be watered frequently according to most garden tips. Flower gardens need constant care and thrive when given the light, fertilizer and water that are required. Usually it is recommended that the soil around flower gardens should be dampened every other day. Most flower gardens will also need a thorough soaking once a week. Watering in the morning is considered better overall for plants as watering in the evening may lead to leaf rot problems, especially on roses. The gardening tips, flower gardens in general, are very general. Check with your local nursery or agricultural department for specifics for your location.



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